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This article highlights the most striking findings of a review of health expenditure and finance in South Africa in 1992/3. The level of national expenditure on health care, and the distribution of resources between the public and private sectors, are discussed first. Then the article highlights the maldistribution of financial, physical and human resources… (More)
Pick up any health care journal nowadays and you are bound to find at least one article on quality standards and audit. More and more professional staff of all disciplines are examining their practice and documenting standards of care which aim to promote a desired and achievable level of performance against which actual performance can be compared.
The methods used in South Africa's first comprehensive review of health finance and expenditure are outlined. Special measures were adopted to make the process acceptable to all concerned during a period of profound political transition. The estimation of indicators of access to public sector resources for districts sorted by per capita income allowed the… (More)
The evaluation of ambulance services in a rural area of South Africa is described. The approach is affordable and could be applied in other countries. As well as providing valuable information it involves health workers in planning, motivates them to improve service delivery, and lends support to their requests for increased resources.