IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: public hospitals

Oct. 7, 2020 Global Publication

Patient feedback to improve quality of patient-centred care in public hospitals: a systematic review of the evidence

Public health services have been moving towards putting patients at the centre of their care. This paper aimed to review systematically the published literature relating to interventions informed by patient feedback for improvement to quality of care in hospital settings. Multi-component interventions which targeted both individual and organisational levels were more effective than single interventions. Care is truly patient-centred when it is guided by the perspective of the one that matters - the patient.

Sept. 16, 2018 Africa Publication

Implementing health care reform: implications for performance of public hospitals in central Ethiopia

Understanding the way health care reforms have succeeded or failed thus far would help policy makers cater continued reformefforts in the future and provides insight into possible levels of improvementin the health care system. This work aims to assess and describe the implications of health care reform on the performance of public hospitals in central Ethiopia.

Jan. 23, 2018 Western Pacific Publication

Does Scale of Public Hospitals Affect Bargaining Power? Evidence From Japan

Many of public hospitals in Japan have had a deficit for a long time. Japanese local governments have been encouraging public hospitals to use group purchasing of drugs to benefit from the economies of scale, and increase their bargaining power for obtaining discounts in drug purchasing, thus improving their financial situation. In this study, they empirically investigate whether or not the scale of public hospitals actually affects their bargaining power.