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Task-Shifting - An Alternative Survival Strategy For Health - Care Organizations

Architha Aithal, P. S. Aithal
2017 Zenodo  
There are many types of strategies to be followed by managers and leaders depending on the type of problems, objectives, circumstances, privileges, preferences, advantages, constraints and opportunities. Alternative strategy and survival strategy are two important strategies which are to be used in the strategic management of organizations depending on the constraints in availability of required resources and the intensity of problems in hand. These strategies can be effectively used in the
more » ... ely used in the healthcare sector to manage the acute shortage of professionally qualified healthcare workers in developing countries.Despite many trained healthcare professionals our healthcare system is struggling to provide optimum services to the patients. This shortage is further increased by a high burden of infectious diseases, emigration of trained professionals, difficult working conditions, and low motivation by country governments. Even though, the permanent solution to this problem is to create more professional doctors by increasing training courses, training facilities through modifying government policies and enhancing resources to do so, such actions and resultant solutions takea long time to realize in practice. Hence a quick optimum solution is needed for alternative survival to address the critical shortage of trained healthcare professionals. Out of many alternatives, the best alternative for healthcare executives in any hospital or primary health centre is the strategic decision of thinking and implementing analternative survival management strategy called the strategy of task-shifting. Task-shifting and sharing is amanagement strategy in which the clinical care responsibilities are transferred from more specialized professionals to less specialized health workers or to parallel area professionals through proper delegation. In this paper,we have discussed the concept of Task-shifting in the healthcare sector as an alternative survival strategy used in strategic management subject. By means of reviewing the papers publish [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.995627 fatcat:y6qb2temfbajhpbql63eqvphgy