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July 25, 2001

OrganizationsPractical Politics: Take-Home Lessons in Organizational Dynamics

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Frederick M. Gale and Norbert I. Goldfield, 86 pp, paper, $25, ISBN 0-9246-74-69-5, Tampa, Fla, American College of Physician Executives, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;286(4):467. doi:10.1001/jama.286.4.467-JBK0725-3-1

The opportunity to facilitate change in today's disheveled world of health care in the United States can offer a refreshing and rejuvenating response to the frustrating challenges of our current environment. Change may occur in many ways, but it is made through leadership, insight, and skillfulness. Change may be incremental or global, local or national, institutional or systemic. And, as we have all experienced, it can be positive or negative. What we want and need to know is how to make the changes that we see as positive, where we need them to occur, and how to make them effective. This is accomplished through the political process.

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