Innovations in Health Service Delivery: The Corporatization of Public Hospitals

Synopsis

Hospitals remain an important source of critical health care services in most countries, providing both basic and advanced care to their populations. They are often the provider 'of last resort' for the critically ill and poor. Yet hospitals also make up the largest expenditure category of the health system both in developed and developing countries.'Innovations in Health Service Delivery' offers insights into recent trends in the reform of public hospitals, with a focus on organizational changes such as increased management autonomy, corporatization, and privatization. This book also provides an opportunity to further understand the objectives, design, implementation, and evaluation of such reforms.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • April Harding
  • Alexander S. Preker
  • Chris Ham
  • Loraine Hawkins
  • Mead Over
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Washington, DC
Publication year:
  • 2003