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Cost Centers from Hospital Units. Study Case


  • Puțan Alina


  • Ivan Oana Raluca
  • Tamas Attila

    (“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania)


Current status of the hospital units is worrying: insufficient funding, increasing the number of cases considered / treated, providing quality services at public hospital unit. In this research we have undergone an empirical research carried out in the hospital units of category III and IV, from Alba County, this sample selection aims to identify an optimal solution to exercise management control which should serve to management decisionmaking. Responsibility centers, at the level of hospital unit, establish the liability for each segment of expenditure, expenditure tracking and proper grounding even their places of training, delimitation expenditure which does not strictly dependent on the production activities that are related strictly by the process; establishing the deviations of preset expenses levels; establishing a system of rules allowing highlighting the responsibilities of each performer, introducing a system of resource allocation and tracking of the use of their by developing specific cost budget for each responsibility center. The disadvantages of decentralization based on activity centers consists in increase the consumption of resources in certain activities, unclear delimitation of cause-effect relationships that create difficulties in adopting the relevant decisions by management, etc.

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  • Puțan Alina & Ivan Oana Raluca & Tamas Attila, 2017. "Cost Centers from Hospital Units. Study Case," Valahian Journal of Economic Studies, Sciendo, vol. 8(1), pages 67-80, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:vaecst:v:8:y:2017:i:1:p:67-80:n:8

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