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Improving Healthcare Management at the Top by Milan Frankl, Sharon Roberts

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CHAPTER 6

Dominance—By whom?

In Chapter 6, we argue that the dominant presence of women in daily hospital operations and at the frontline of patient care surpasses their representation on the senior management teams in hospitals located in Ontario.

However, a critical mass of more than 30 percent of women in the boardroom is associated with higher hospital performance by achieving better outcomes with fewer resources and improving public services while containing costs.

6.1 Board gender distribution

The average number of women on hospital boards throughout the LHIN is seven. Although more than three women are represented on boards in Ontario hospitals, the gender distribution appears to be consistent throughout the province with an average of ...

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