n South African Medical Journal - Improving operating theatre efficiency in South Africa : issues in medicine : forum
|Article Title||Improving operating theatre efficiency in South Africa : issues in medicine : forum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, 2 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, 3 President of Childsafe, 4 University of Cape Town Medical School and 5 Western Cape Health Independent Complaints Commission|
|Publication Date||Jul 2011|
|Pages||444 - 448|
South African health and wellbeing indicators are poor for a middle-income country, and are usually attributed to inequity. Despite notable successes, South Africa's Gini co-efficient is one of the highest globally, compounded by weaknesses in implementation and planning, lack of creativity in designing incentive frameworks, and shortfalls in management and information systems.
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