The economics of hospital reform: from hierarchical to market-based incentives.

@article{Preker2003TheEO,
  title={The economics of hospital reform: from hierarchical to market-based incentives.},
  author={Alexander S. Preker and April Harding},
  journal={World hospitals and health services : the official journal of the International Hospital Federation},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={3-10, 42, 44}
}
Heavy investment over the past 30 years has made the hospital sector the largest expenditure category of the health system in most developed and developing countries. Despite shifts in attention and emphasis toward primary care as a first point of contact for patients, in most countries, hospitals remain a critical link to health care, providing both advanced and basic care for the population. Often, they are the provider "of last resort" for the poor and critically ill. Although, it is clear… CONTINUE READING

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