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Ann Afr Med. 2019 Jan-Mar;18(1):23-29. doi: 10.4103/aam.aam_9_18.

A comparison of leadership competencies among doctors practicing in public and private hospitals in Jos metropolis of Plateau State, Nigeria.

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1
Department of Family Medicine, University of Jos and Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
2
Department of Family Medicine, Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
3
Department of Family Medicine, Kangundo Sub-County Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Abstract

in English, French

Aim:

This study aimed at assessing and comparing perceived leadership competencies of doctors occupying managerial positions in a public and various private hospitals in Jos metropolis of Plateau state, Nigeria.

Materials and Methods:

This was a cross-sectional, comparative multicenter study. It involved self-assessment by 27 doctors occupying managerial positions in public and private hospitals within Jos metropolis and peer-assessments by 89 health and nonhealth professionals who worked with the doctor-managers at the time of the study. The National Center for Healthcare Leadership competency model was used as the assessment tool.

Results:

We found that perceived leadership competencies were low for all doctor-managers irrespective of their hospital affiliation. Distributions of these competencies varied with the private sector showing superiority for certain competencies.

Conclusion:

Perceived leadership competencies were low for the doctor-managers assessed. This calls for an innovative approach to the training and practice of health management in Jos Metropolis.

KEYWORDS:

Doctor–manager; health leadership competence; private hospitals; public hospitals

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