Scale optimisation is important in hospital initiatives in South Africa [Editorial]

Dorfman, S. and Gow, J. and Blaauw, D. and Chersich, M. F. (2011) Scale optimisation is important in hospital initiatives in South Africa [Editorial]. SAMJ South African Medical Journal, 101 (7). pp. 458-459. ISSN 0256-9574

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Abstract

As national and international attention shifts towards improving health system performance, efficiencies must be maximised wherever possible. There will be increasing focus on escalating public and private sector health care costs in South Africa with the proposed introduction of national health insurance (NHI) and other health system strengthening initiatives. We reviewed the evidence about optimal hospital size and discuss here its implications for the planned reconstruction of major hospitals.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version deposited in accordance with publisher's copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Jeffrey Gow
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 23:15
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: hospitals; South Africa; health care economics
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Economic Outcomes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20791

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