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Managers’ Competences in Private Hospitals for Investment Decisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Management and Economics, University of Beira Interior, 6200-209 Covilhã, Portugal
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ISCSP, University of Lisbon, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Justo García Sanz-Calcedo
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 1757; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041757
Received: 6 January 2021 / Revised: 31 January 2021 / Accepted: 3 February 2021 / Published: 6 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Health and Sustainability)
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge for health systems worldwide. The increased demand for investment in hospitals has become one of the greatest financial vulnerabilities, and in this context, the manager’s involvement in decision-making is associated with better analysis in order to achieve better results. This article aims to define a model to outline the manager profile in private hospitals, as well as the process and the relationship with investment decision-making, so as to guide future work to improve institutions’ performance and ensure the sustainability of patient care processes and the use of resources. Semi-structured interviews were held with an administrative (or financial) director in Brazil, Canada and Portugal and analyzed by the conventional content analysis method and coded, using NVivo 11, identifying the main topics. A model for investment decision-making is proposed to improve resource allocation and performance. The results indicate, for multidisciplinary training, where managers contribute to an efficient use of resources and contribute to the maintenance of quality of care, including about investment and financing of hospitals, where performance analysis reflects on decision-making. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; hospitals; investment; performance; decision-making COVID-19; hospitals; investment; performance; decision-making
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Marques, I.; Serrasqueiro, Z.; Nogueira, F. Managers’ Competences in Private Hospitals for Investment Decisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1757. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041757

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Marques I, Serrasqueiro Z, Nogueira F. Managers’ Competences in Private Hospitals for Investment Decisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):1757. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041757

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Marques, Isabel, Zélia Serrasqueiro, and Fernanda Nogueira. 2021. "Managers’ Competences in Private Hospitals for Investment Decisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Sustainability 13, no. 4: 1757. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041757

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