In 1996 the Hospital Strategy Project produced a lengthy and detailed report based on year-long national consultations with government officials and other experts in South Africa. The report, which was commissioned by South Africa’s National Department of Health and funded by the European Union, set out ‘A Vision and Strategy for South Africa’s Public Hospitals.’
Fifteen years later, many of the Hospital Strategy Project’s recommendations remain pertinent, although some need to be updated in light of current circumstances.
Although the report is technically in the public domain, it is very difficult to access hard copies, let alone electronic versions. Over the past weeks I have begun to upload as many of the component parts of the report as I can access. Today I am uploading Module 3 which deals with two separate issues:
3.1 The development of a strategy to improve cost recovery in the public sector system Mod3StrategyCostRecovery
3.2 Contracting-out in the public hospital system Mod3ContractingOut
Both of these texts are likely to have dated more than other modules because there have been several developments in these areas since 1996.
If you use any information from these reports, please acknowledge the source:
Monitor Company, Health Partners International, Centre for Health Policy and National Labour and Economic Development Institute. 1996. Module 3. In: Achieving equity, efficiency and accountability: a vision and strategy for South Africa’s public hospitals. Final report of the Hospital Strategy Project. Johannesburg: Monitor Company.