John Haveman

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Sims, Clarence A.||Green, Gerald G.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Management


Hospitals--Personnel management


The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of time spent upon non-technical administrative details by the chief medical technologist, and to determine whether or not It would be worthwhile to bring into the laboratory a person educated in business administration to assume these duties. If there were not enough administrative duties to warrant the hiring of such a person, then to determine whether or not it would be feasible to stress administrative education for the chief medical technologist. The questionnaires furnished the primary source of data for the study. Questionnaires were mailed to the chief medical technologist and to the chief pathologist of each hospital ranging in bed capacity from 250 to 750 beds in the 5 state area of Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Further information was collected through library research for related literature. It was concluded that there is evidence of successful use of the business manager in nursing and in the laboratory. The nursing department has utilized the service of a lay manager with a business background and, as found in a few laboratories, would appear to work equally as well for laboratory administration. If a laboratory does not have sufficient administrative functions to warrant the hiring of a full-time business manager, it would appear advisable to encourage the chief medical technologist to obtain formal administrative education. However, the separation of technical and administrative areas of responsibility would seem advisable for a more efficient operation of the laboratory.


Includes bibliographical references.


vi, 67 pages




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