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September 1982

Application of 'Management by Objectives' to a Surgical Residency

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery (Drs Martin, Spratt, and Polk) and the Systems Science Institute (Drs Martin, Spratt, and Hoye), University of Louisville. Dr Martin is a Clinical Fellow of the American Cancer Society and a Clinical Associate of the National Cancer Institute, Surgical Division.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(9):1203-1205. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380330061014

• Management by objectives (MBO), a management practice that has found wide application in business and governmental agencies, has not often been used in the management of medical personnel. We applied the major principles of MBO to the management of a surgical residency team.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1203-1205)

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