Creating markets in hospital care : the adoption of developed country health sector reforms by developing countries : is it appropriate?



Hanson, Kara and Archard , Luke and McPake, Barbara (2001) Creating markets in hospital care : the adoption of developed country health sector reforms by developing countries : is it appropriate? Tropical Medicine & International Health, 6 (10). pp. 747-748. ISSN 13602276

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Abstract

Hospitals have been relatively neglected in the debate over health system development in low-income countries, perhaps because of the recognition that those services most effective in improving population health in developing countries are better delivered in a different setting. However, the efficiency of its hospital sector is vital to the overall effciency of any health system, for several reasons: the hospital sector's high resource consumption implies high gains from increased efficiency; functional problems at the hospital level can create problems lower down the system; the functioning of hospitals has become symbolic of the functioning of the overall system: hospital efficiency is important for public confidence.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > The Institute for International Health and Development
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2009 14:29
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2012 13:01
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/328

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