Policy-makers in industrialized countries face the dilemma of having to contain soaring hospital costs while resisting any reduction in the quality and quantity of hospital services.
Among the many hospital financing systems, centralized control via global budgeting is advocated by some to be the most effective in containing hospital costs.
Containing hospital costs, however, is but one aspect of the trade-off between cost containnment and quality of care.
The hospital financing system of Hong Kong provides some insights into the extent to which cost control can be achieved through global budgeting; and its impact on the accessibility of hospital care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Gestion hospitalière, Soin, Contrôle coût, Budget, Economie santé, Accessibilité, Chine, Asie, Système santé, Planification, Financement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Hospital management, Care, Cost control, Budget, Health economy, Accessibility, China, Asia, Health system, Planning, Financing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0626698
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 199406.