Applying logic models to cancer centers and programs
Author: Longest, Beaufort B.
Source: Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare, Volume 4, Number 2, May 2011 , pp. 85-91(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Improving the overall management of cancer centers and programs increases the likelihood that they will attain their intended results. Logic models, which are depictions of how entities are intended to operate, are very useful aids for center directors and other leaders in organizing and operating their centers and programs. A template for a cancer center logic model is presented and used to focus discussion on the model's components (resources; processes; and desired results expressed as outputs, outcomes, and impact), and their interactions.
This discussion includes the utility of logic models in improving center management in two important ways. First, logic models can assist center leaders in defining their management roles and responsibilities and in integrating the core management activities of strategizing, designing, and leading other center participants.
Second, logic models can assist center leaders in establishing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships. A comprehensive logic model helps leaders explain to internal and external stakeholders the results their center or program seeks to achieve and the resources and processes necessary to achieve them.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, Health Policy Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Publication date: 2011-05-01
- In 2012 Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare changed its name to International Journal of Healthcare Management to reflect changes and developments in the subject area. View the issues of International Journal of Healthcare Management available online
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