Survey by RNC Pharma and Medvestnik: 80% of Russian Doctors Think Medical Professionals Should Be in Charge of Healthcare Facilities
According to a survey conducted by the RNC Pharma analyst firm and the platform for doctors Medvestnik, 60.6% of Russian doctors believe that only trained physicians are qualified enough to be in charge of a healthcare facility. They seem like an obvious choice because they would be able to understand the full range of needs and issues of healthcare institutions, like no one else. Another 19% of the specialists think that a person with any medical degree is eligible for the position. Thus, nearly 80% of the doctors would like to see a medical expert as head of a healthcare facility.
A significant number of the respondents, 12.9%, believe that professional managers could also be in charge. However, the top managers of a facility should still include medical specialists, who know the healthcare specifics.
Another 4.6% of the doctors do not think that the education matters at all. Again, this would only be possible with a certain organizational structure, where the managers are involved in the main work processes only to a certain extent. Finally, 1.5% of the respondents are okay with an HR manager, and 1.3% believe that economic and finance experts could be in charge.
What kind of education should persons in charge of a healthcare facility have? (single-answer question)