Consensus Management in the British National Health Service: Implications for the United States?

Most operational services within the reorganized British National Health Service are managed by local teams: medical specialist, general practitioner, nurse, administrator, and finance officer. Decision by consensus has worked well to integrate services in a complex and fiscally constrained system. As larger and more formal systems of health care emerge in the United States, the British experience may be relevant.

Author(s): Rockwell Schulz; Steve Harrison

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Volume 62, Issue 4 (pages 657–681)
Published in 1984