As the largest expenditure category of the health systems in both industrialised and developing countries, hospital care provision has been the focus of reforms over recent decades. This publication reviews recent trends in hospital policy reforms and options around the world; and includes case studies which offer insights into lessons learned. Issues considered include: differences in income levels, cultural settings and market environments; organisational changes such as increased management autonomy and privatisation; the need for parallel reforms and effective evaluation mechanisms.... Indonesia, 513 Malaysia, 436 pricing policies, 479-480 Singapore, 460 subsidies and, 447 population-based information, 144 Preker, Alexander S., 23- 78, 207-237 pricing based on costs, 279-380 decision rights over, 220 fee-for- service, ... 28, 29 profits cream skimming and, 57 as motivating force, 70-7 1 privatization and, 58, 63-64 property management, 490 property rights theory, 34, 36 prospectiveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Innovations in Health Service Delivery|
|Author||:||Alexander S. Preker, April Harding|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 2003|