The paradox prescription: Leading the medical group of the future

John D. Blair, G. Tyge Payne

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Leaders of health care organizations must constantly deal with paradox in and around their organizations. The paradox profile is a modeling technique for examining how organizations prioritize their dealings with the eight competing issues from which the four paradoxes are derived. This article demonstrates the leadership challenges that exist when a paradox is present and how these tensions differ when the integrative status of the medical group-as either part of an integrated system or not-is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-58
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care Management Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Future
  • Leadership
  • Medical groups
  • Paradox
  • Prescription
  • Strategy


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