This paper is the first of two that examine the present and the future role of private hospitals in South Africa.
Part I describes the current structure and size of the private hospital sector, and analyses recent trends in the number and distribution of beds and hospitals, expenditure patterns, and utilisation of care.
These observations are used as the basis for an analysis of the present role of the private hospital sector.
It is argued that this sector is an important potential national resource for health care.
However, the present contribution of private hospitals to national health care is limited by several factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Classification, Organisation santé, Hôpital, Secteur privé, Distribution, Système santé, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Classification, Public health organization, Hospital, Private sector, Distribution, Health system, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0162609
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.