Governing public hospitals – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 22 March 2013

Posted on March 27, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Governing public hospitals – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 22 March 2013

Eurohealth

“While public ownership is a common feature in the European hospital sector, the last few decades have seen a change in the way such institutions are governed, with greater flexibility in terms of the legal form they can take and in the level of autonomy that management and supervisory boards can exercise when making institutional-level decisions. Such features often, but not exclusively, reflect developments in private-sector management practices and associated incentive structures.

At the same time, the over-riding objective of making changes to hospital governance structures is to ensure that service quality remains high or improves, that services meet the needs of the catchment population and that resources are used efficiently. This issue of Eurohealth looks at some recent developments in this area.”

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