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Title: The Role of Institutions on the Effectiveness of Treatment in the Ghanaian Health Sector
Authors: Amporfu, Eugenia
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Citation: Amporfu, Eugenia, The Role of Institutions on the Effectiveness of Treatment in the Ghanaian Health Sector (July 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2288201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2288201
Abstract: Universal health coverage is achieved in a given economy when all residents of a country have ready access to quality healthcare regardless of ability to pay. Access to quality healthcare then is an important condition for the achievement of universal health coverage. The Ghanaian health sector has undertaken several policies to help improve the quality of care received by patients. This includes the construction of several health facilities, the increase in the training of health workers, especially nurses, and the introduction of incentive packages (such as salary increase) to motivate health workers. The important question is to what extend does the institutional arrangement between the health facilities and the government as well as between health workers and public health facility administration affect the quality of care. The objective of this study is to find the effect of institutional factors on the quality of care. The quality indicator used was effectiveness of treatment as determined by the patient. The institutional factors examined were mainly the extent of decentralization between government and health facilities, as well as between health workers and facility administration, the hiring procedure, and job satisfaction.
Description: An article published by Amporfu, Eugenia, The Role of Institutions on the Effectiveness of Treatment in the Ghanaian Health Sector (July 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2288201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2288201
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10675
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