Hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa: why we need more of what does not work as it should.

@article{Lerberghe1997HospitalsIS,
  title={Hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa: why we need more of what does not work as it should.},
  author={W I M Van Lerberghe and X de B{\'e}thune and Vincent De Brouwere},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 8},
  pages={799-808}
}
This paper analyses the origins of today's crisis in the hospital sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Present trends in availability of hospital services are extrapolated to the future in order to provide a low-end estimate of the need for expansion of first referral level hospitals, This will not be possible without giving due priority to this sector, a commitment to considerable investments and reorientation of resources from tertiary to first referral level hospitals. It is to be feared that if… CONTINUE READING

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