Improving primary health care facility performance in Ghana: efficiency analysis and fiscal space implications
作者: Jacob NovignonJustice Nonvignon
作者单位: 1Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
2School of Public Health, University of Ghana
刊名: BMC Health Services Research, 2017, Vol.17 (1)
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2347-4
关键词: Primary health careEfficiencyStochastic frontier analysisFiscal space for healthMatching decompositionGhana
英文摘要: Health centers in Ghana play an important role in health care delivery especially in deprived communities. They usually serve as the first line of service and meet basic health care needs. Unfortunately, these facilities are faced with inadequate resources. While health policy makers seek to increase resources committed to primary healthcare, it is important to understand the nature of inefficiencies that exist in these facilities. Therefore, the objectives of this study are threefold; (i) estimate efficiency among primary health facilities (health centers), (ii) examine the potential fiscal space from improved efficiency and (iii) investigate the efficiency disparities in public and private facilities.
原始语种摘要: Health centers in Ghana play an important role in health care delivery especially in deprived communities. They usually serve as the first line of service and meet basic health care needs. Unfortunately, these facilities are faced with inadequate resources. While health policy makers seek to increase resources committed to primary healthcare, it is important to understand the nature of inefficiencies that exist in these facilities. Therefore, the objectives of this study are threefold; (i) estimate efficiency among primary health facilities (health centers), (ii) examine the potential fiscal space from improved efficiency and (iii) investigate the efficiency disparities in public and private facilities.
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关键词翻译
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  • fiscal 财政的
  • efficiency 效率
  • facilities 设备
  • health 保健
  • decomposition 分解
  • frontier 境界
  • resources 资源
  • analysis 分析
  • estimate 估计
  • centers 机组间距