Hospitals, Public

Publication Title: 
Nursing History Review: Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing

This article analyzes the tensions and uneasy negotiations, based on a case study, that occurred among Catholic sisters, administrators, bishops, physicians, and the Vatican for more than seven years at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Here, the largest health care system in the city, which was Catholic, joined with the local public, tax-supported hospital that provided the majority of reproductive health care services in the region. A clash resulted over whether the hospital could continue providing sterilization and contraceptive services to its primarily poor patients.

Author(s): 
Wall, Baprbra Mann
Publication Title: 
International Journal for Quality in Health Care: Journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to detect whether there was any difference among the characteristics of patient satisfaction between two patient emphasis groups: patients demanding technical elements of hospital care and patients demanding interpersonal elements. DESIGN AND SETTING: The sample for this study was drawn from in-patients discharged from 77 voluntarily participating hospitals throughout Japan.

Author(s): 
Tokunaga, J.
Imanaka, Y.
Nobutomo, K.
Publication Title: 
Saudi Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this study are to assess patient satisfaction at both Ministry of Health and private hospitals in Riyadh city, to compare the perceived satisfaction of patients to their expectations prior to admission at both sectors, and to determine the variables that influence the patient's future intention. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 500 patients (392 were returned fully completed) in 7 private and Ministry of Health hospitals.

Author(s): 
Al-Omar, B. A.
Publication Title: 
International Journal for Quality in Health Care: Journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to detect whether there was any difference among the characteristics of patient satisfaction between two patient emphasis groups: patients demanding technical elements of hospital care and patients demanding interpersonal elements. DESIGN AND SETTING: The sample for this study was drawn from in-patients discharged from 77 voluntarily participating hospitals throughout Japan.

Author(s): 
Tokunaga, J.
Imanaka, Y.
Nobutomo, K.
Publication Title: 
Saudi Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this study are to assess patient satisfaction at both Ministry of Health and private hospitals in Riyadh city, to compare the perceived satisfaction of patients to their expectations prior to admission at both sectors, and to determine the variables that influence the patient's future intention. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 500 patients (392 were returned fully completed) in 7 private and Ministry of Health hospitals.

Author(s): 
Al-Omar, B. A.
Publication Title: 
Revista Medica De Chile

Why do we work in public hospitals, what do we look for and what do we find working at these places? There are several answers. The heritage, the places where we learnt, the places where medicine is practiced. A model that feeds us. They cannot be improved and it is difficult to accept their limitations. However, many factors such as teaching, research and group work, encourage us to continue working in them. Variation and simultaneity, they are places with many variables, a living organism.

Author(s): 
Baeza, H.
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

As governments seek to expand access to quality health care services, policy makers in many countries are confronting the problem of informal payments to medical personnel. The aim of this study was to help health planners in Albania understand informal payments occurring in government health facilities. Researchers used in-depth interviews and focus groups with 131 general public and provider informants in three districts.

Author(s): 
Vian, Taryn
Gryboski, Kristina
Grybosk, Kristina
Sinoimeri, Zamira
Hall, Rachel
Publication Title: 
Inquiry: A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing

This paper examines the effect of changing state policy, such as Medicaid eligibility, payment generosity, and HMO enrollment on provision of hospital uncompensated care. Using national data from the American Hospital Association for the period 1990 through 1995, we find that not-for-profit and public hospitals' uncompensated care levels respond positively to Medicaid payment generosity, although the magnitude of the effect is small. Not-for-profit hospitals respond negatively to Medicaid HMO penetration.

Author(s): 
Davidoff, A. J.
LoSasso, A. T.
Bazzoli, G. J.
Zuckerman, S.
Publication Title: 
Gesnerus

In the canton of Vaud (Switzerland), hospitals were originally created within a local philanthropic framework which aimed as much at healing as at controlling the working classes. The practice of medicine was still not very effective, and the generosity of a few well-known people was enough at that time to ensure the viability of small infirmaries, run by deaconesses with just one or two doctors working part-time.

Author(s): 
DonzÈ, Pierre-Yves
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Nigeria's national standard has recently moved to artemisinin combination treatments for malaria. As clinicians in the private sector are responsible for attending a large proportion of the population ill with malaria, this study compared prescribing in the private and public sector in one State in Nigeria prior to promoting ACTs. OBJECTIVE: To assess prescribing for uncomplicated malaria in government and private health facilities in Cross River State. METHOD: Audit of 665 patient records at six private and seven government health facilities in 2003.

Author(s): 
Meremikwu, Martin
Okomo, Uduak
Nwachukwu, Chukwuemeka
Oyo-Ita, Angela
Eke-Njoku, John
Okebe, Joseph
Oyo-Ita, Esu
Garner, Paul

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