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Managing in Academics: A Health Center Model

Alberto Galofré, MD
JAMA. 1994;272(11):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520110085039.
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Managing in Academics is a timely book for this period of profound change influencing health care and academic health centers. The book's purpose is to help those steering the academic health center ship navigate safely through rough seas and dangerous reefs,

The book succeeds only in part, because during times of rapid change some topics lose their initial wisdom and timeliness by the time they appear in print. Fortunately, most of the contents, distributed through 20 chapters, survive present changes; however, to maintain freshness, some chapters will need frequent updating in future editions. Others may already have become victims of progress. "Computer Systems," for example, reflects a reality several years back and appears outdated.

Each chapter can stand by itself. The first and last give the reader an excellent macro view of the challenges facing academic health centers. The respective authors, who are both in charge of academic health centers,

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