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Michael Freeman

Management Science Review Blog: A route to decomplexifying hospitals

“Hospitals are some of the most managerially intractable institutions in the annals of capitalism.” This is the stark conclusion that Clayton Christensen, Grossman and Hwang draw in their seminal book The Innovator’s Prescription, write co-authors Michael Freeman, Nicos Savva, and…

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Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind ‘weekend effect’ in hospitals, study suggests

Study led by University of Cambridge researchers links the ‘weekend effect’ of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays. The "weekend effect" of increased hospital mortality has been…

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