n South African Medical Journal - Scale optimisation is important in hospital initiatives in South Africa : editorial
|Article Title||Scale optimisation is important in hospital initiatives in South Africa : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Wits Business School, 2 University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4 University of the Witwatersrand, 5 University of the Witwatersrand and 6 Ghent University, Belgium|
|Publication Date||Jul 2011|
|Pages||458 - 459|
As national and international attention shifts towards improving health system performance, efficiencies must be maximised wherever possible. There will be increasing focus on escalating public and private sector health care costs in South Africa with the proposed introduction of national health insurance (NHI) and other health system strengthening initiatives. Furthermore, the intended benefits of NHI will not materialise unless there are significant improvements in health system performance.
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