How Are Government Hospitals Performing? A Study of Resource Management in DOH-retained Hospitals
AbstractThe paper attempts to provide an overview of the hospital sector in the Philippines with particular emphasis on hospitals being managed by the DOH. The paper begins with an overview of the hospital sector in the Philippines, describing the size, location, and utilization of hospital services. To assess the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in DOH-retained hospitals, an analysis of resource management is undertaken by examining the sources of funds, planning and budgeting cycle, uses of funds, and monitoring set-up. The paper provides a critique of recent policies concerning hospitals as outlined in the Health Sector Reform Strategy. The last section concludes and provides some policy recommendations.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Microeconomics Working Papers with number 22807.
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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health; health care; health sector; health care financing; health care reform; health expenditures; health facilities; health funds; health management; health services delivery; hospitals;
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- Lavado, Rouselle F. & Sanglay-Dunleavy, Abigail Barbara & Jimenez, Jeanette & Matsuda, Yasuhiko, 2010. "How Are Government Hospitals Performing? A Study of Resource Management in DOH-retained Hospitals," Discussion Papers DP 2010-02, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
- D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
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- Bontile, Honey Loveleen R., 2013. "Performance of DOH-Retained Hospitals in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2013-36, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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