Men and women in hospital management: just a slight feminine touch

Older men in white coats still dominate the management of hospitals in all four Visegrad countries, reflecting overall social patterns in the economy. Although female managers are still rare, change is slowly underway, as future generations of medical doctors will predominantly be women.

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Jan Adamec19. 08. 2016

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Hospital management – at least in the case of the 10 biggest hospitals – is still dominated by men in all V4 countries. Similarly to other fields of economy, women as managers are still quite rare also in the health care sector. The regional exceptions are Poland and Slovakia where representation of male and female managers is balanced. In case of Poland this balance is absolute – 50:50, in Slovakia women make up 41% of all 10 biggest hospitals' managers. Therefore, even though the situation in the remaining countries is not so rosy, the regional average is 38% female managers among the 10 biggest hospitals in each country. In Hungary women make up more than one third of all managers; the regional laggard is the Czech republic with only 27% women.

Men and women in hospital management: just a slight feminine touch

Older men in white coats still dominate the management of hospitals in all four Visegrad countries, reflecting overall social patterns in the economy. Although female managers are still rare, change is slowly underway, as future generations of medical doctors will predominantly be women.

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