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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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RIANO-CASALLAS, Martha Isabel  and  GARCIA-UBAQUE, Juan Carlos. Strategic management for university hospitals. [online]. 2016, vol.64, n.4, pp.615-620. ISSN 0120-0011.


There are several approaches and schools that support strategic management processes. University hospitals require the implementation of a strategic approach to their management, since they are a particular type of organization with the triple mission of providing health care, education and research.


To propose a strategic profile for a university hospital.

Materials and methods:

The theoretical framework of strategic management was analyzed and some particular components of hospital management were studied; based on these criteria, the strategic management process in three high complexity hospitals of Bogotá, D.C. was examined and a profile of both the objectives and the functional strategies for the hospital was proposed.


The main strategic thinking schools are presented; the processes and components of strategic management are described, and a strategic management profile for a university hospital is proposed.


The strategic orientation of management for an institution with the characteristics of a university hospital facilitates achieving organizational objectives.

Keywords : Hospital Administration; Hospitals; Hospitals, University; Strategic Planning (MeSH)..

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