© 2017 Olivier Lamboray, The Abduction of Elvis
Healthcare organizations in the United States are struggling with external and internal factors that limit their performance. One of the internal factors preventing healthcare organizations from being optimally effective is their unique nature of leadership. The authors, based on their experience of consulting in healthcare and teaching physician leaders, made an attempt to analyze the unique features of physician and nurse leadership in healthcare. Some elements of socio-economic theory are suggested as a remedy to overcome the side effects of this uniqueness.