Contracting-out and cost recovery in public hospitals in South Africa

Please note that I’ve just added the two files belonging to Module 3 of the Hospital Project (see my earlier post). 

The first looks at cost recovery in public hospitals.  Although its proposals are somewhat outdated as there has been considerable work on user fees since it was published, it gives a good outline of problems with cost recovery in the past and the principles on which improved cost recovery should be based.

The second looks at contracting-out in public hospitals.  Again, although the contracting landscape has changed somewhat since then, it provides a useful classification of contracts and outlines an approach to improving contracting.

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