[Strategic planning: an important economic action for German hospitals].

Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie : AINS

PubMedID: 22161910

Wiese CH, Zink W, Russo SG. [Strategic planning: an important economic action for German hospitals]. Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2011;46(11-12):782-9.
In medical systems, economic issues and means of action are in the course of dwindling human (physicians and nurses) and financial resources are more important. For this reason, physicians must understand basic economic principles. Only in this way, there may be medical autonomy from social systems and hospital administrators. The current work is an approach to present a model for strategic planning of an anesthesia department. For this, a "strengths", "weaknesses", "opportunities", and "threats" (SWOT) analysis is used. This display is an example of an exemplary anaesthetic department.