Public-private management partnerships in the Canadian environment: options for medical imaging

Healthc Manage Forum. 1997 Fall;10(3):52-4. doi: 10.1016/S0840-4704(10)60964-7.


Health services restructuring demands that hospitals consider innovative ways of providing patient care, including services within the clinical support departments such as medical imaging, diagnostic laboratories and pharmacy. This Brief Report describes the result of work carried out a St. Michael's Hospital to explore options for public-private management partnerships within the Department of Medical Imaging. Various partnership models and opportunities for cost containment, revenue generation and strategic positioning are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Ancillary Services, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Contract Services / organization & administration*
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Financial Management / organization & administration
  • Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures
  • Hospitals, Public / organization & administration*
  • Ontario
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / organization & administration*