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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Hospital administration

Kane-Berman, Jocelyne Denise Lamrie January 1978 (has links)
The Administrator of a hospital, particularly of a teaching hospital, is faced with the task of organising increasingly complex and specialised, high technology institutions, under constant pressure to improve patient care and community services, training of health personnel, and to seek new knowledge, therapies and techniques. In addition, acute general hospitals are being forced to re-examine their goals and functions in the light of greater competition from other health and social services for scarce resources - and of changing environmental circumstances. These activities must be undertaken in the context of new theories of management with greater emphasis on the psycho-social aspects of organisation, decision-making processes and advances in information-processing techniques. To be equipped for this task the hospital administrator must also acquire new knowledge and skills. It was therefore frustrating to discover that no training courses for hospital administrators, medical or otherwise were available in this country and that there was a dearth of literature with specific reference to the Republic. Thus, it was as a measure of desperation that this thesis was embarked on, in order to satisfy a personal need to learn about the theory of administration and to meet the need for basic research into, and documentation of, hospital administration in South Africa. In view of the necessity to study virtually every aspect of the subject and the fact that so little research had been done on the management of South African hospitals, it was felt that hospital administration should be examined as a totality rather than selecting any single aspect of the subject. General Systems theory which views any open system as a whole, in constant interaction with its environment, provided an appropriate conceptual framework for the general study of hospital administration. The Groote Schuur Hospital Group provided a suitable model within which to l examine the application of general systems theory; for analysis of the environment, resources, organisation and products of a hospital; and upon which to base some general conclusions regarding the administration of hospitals, recommendations for change and for further research. This thesis which is presented in eight chapters with a short summary of the contents at the end of each chapter has examined one teaching hospital group as a whole system. No attempt has been made to study any aspect of hospital administration in great detail, but rather to identify areas where immediate changes can be implemented to improve the effective and efficient utilisation of resources, and those where further research is essential to find better ways of achieving these goals and meeting societal needs. In the words of Tenon - The hospital is the conscience of a civilisation whose worth, in the end will be measured not by articles of faith and lofty doctrines but by the way it nurtures life; succours distress, rights injustices and transforms misery, frailty and want into hope, dignity and sufficiency.

Assessment of roles and responsibilities of hospital boards in a public hospital in the Limpopo Province

Tshimauswu, Alukhwathi Godfrey 03 November 2011 (has links)
Introduction: This study sought to assess the roles and responsibilities performed by hospital boards in the public hospitals in the Limpopo Province since 2004. The rationale for embarking on the study is due to the fact that most public hospitals boards are characterized by role ambiguity resulting in squabbles and conflicts with health facility management, functionality crises or challenges, poor representation of communities being served, lack of personal commitment and will to the detriment of service delivery. Objectives: To determine the roles and responsibilities of the hospital boards in the Limpopo Province since 2004, to establish the main challenges that are experienced by public hospital board members which hinder good performance and to determine the qualification criteria for those appointed to be members of the hospital boards. Methodology: This is a qualitative study where the researcher interviewed board members of Tshilidzini Regional Hospital in the Vhembe District appointed in 2004 by the Provincial Member of Executive Council (MEC) for the Department of Health and Social Development in the Limpopo Province in terms of Northern Province Health Act of 1998. The study has been conducted from August to September 2008. Study Sample: The sample is a purposive one made up of 18 members from six district hospitals and 5 members from Tshilidzini Regional Hospital, all found in Vhembe district. The respondents were interviewed, using both open-ended and a closed-ended questionnaire. Data analysis and interpretation: As the study is a descriptive, the collected data was analyzed, taking into consideration the views and inputs as presented by different participants in the study. The researcher developed some themes or topics in accordance with the main focus areas of study and from what had been learnt via the literature reviews on the roles and responsibilities of hospital boards in the country and internationally. Results: The study found out that board members were not adequately performing the expected roles and responsibilities. Furthermore, the study shows numerous challenges and difficulties hindering board members in the execution of said roles and responsibilities that need to be addressed by the Department. The respondents also gave recommendations and inputs on the issue of criteria to consider when selecting community members interested to being hospital board members. Recommendations: A substantive recommendation is made for the Department of Health and Social Development in the Limpopo province including other provinces and the national Ministry of Health in South Africa to engage in a systematic review of the National Health Act, 61 of 2003. The study has evidence of the problems in the implementation of the Act which perhaps needs intervention through appropriate recruitment and appointment process, capacity building and clarification of roles and responsibilities. To address challenges pertaining to incentives for board members, it is further recommended that a policy needs to be developed. In order to enforce accountability, monitoring guidelines and reporting mechanisms should be developed in the form of regulations in the provinces. The appointed hospital board members should have background in financial management, financial accounting, strategic management, community development, human resource management, clinical matters, legal environment, quality assurance and risk management so that they can enhance good governance in a public hospital.

Perceived information needs of the newly admitted medical-surgical patients

Phelps, Sarah Gertrude January 1979 (has links)
No description available.

Los hospitales malagueños en los siglos XV - XIX : historia y arquitectura /

Fernández Mérida, María Dolores. January 2004 (has links) (PDF)
Univ., Diss.--Málaga, 2000.

A community laundry as a solution to community hospital's laundry problems compared with other practical alternatives submitted ... in partial fulfillment ... Master of Hospital Administration /

Phemister, Warren Oscar. January 1964 (has links)
Thesis (M.H.A.)--University of Michigan, 1964.

A community laundry as a solution to community hospital's laundry problems compared with other practical alternatives submitted ... in partial fulfillment ... Master of Hospital Administration /

Phemister, Warren Oscar. January 1964 (has links)
Thesis (M.H.A.)--University of Michigan, 1964.

The determinants of changes in the allocation of hospital service capacity a study in policy theory /

Simonson, John Christian, January 1972 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1972. / Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.

An analysis of the human resource management function during the decentralisation of Hospital management: case of North West Province

Mothoagae, Mogale Phillemon 10 January 2012 (has links)
Background: The National Department of Health adopted decentralisation of hospital management as a key policy in pursuit of a more efficient, effective, responsive and accountable public sector hospital system. The proposed decentralisation of hospital management represented a fundamental policy shift in the decision making processes between National, Provincial health departments and Hospitals. Provincial health departments were to “delegate significant decision making powers to hospital managers, including the authority to make decisions relating to personnel, procurement, and financial management” Objective: To gain in-depth understanding of the decentralisation of hospital management processes between 1996 and 2007 as it relates to the Human Resource Management function in public hospitals. Methodology: The study design was a descriptive qualitative comparative case study design. Results: Decentralisation was promoted as a policy reform to improve efficiency, equity and effectiveness of hospitals in South Africa. There was no formal policy from the National Department of Health guiding the implementation of decentralisation of hospital management. There was a shift of power over the control of HRM function between 1996 and 2007. Regional hospital gained more space and had more wide range of choices allowed in almost all HRM activities. District Hospital has gained some space and now has moderate choice allowed. The experiences and understanding of health managers vary on what happened during the policy process. Conclusion: The study found conclusive evidence that there are changes to HRM function during the ongoing debate on decentralisation of hospital management. More HRM functions were delegated to Hospitals.

The feasibility of laboratory automation and centralization at Peoples Community Hospital Authority submitted ... in partial fulfillment ... Master of Hospital Administration /

Field, David W. Zwirn, Leslie B. January 1972 (has links)
Thesis (M.H.A.)--University of Michigan, 1972.

The essence of pastoral care an investigation of patient satisfaction with pastoral care in an acute general and psychiatric hospital /

Quinlan, John. January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (D. Min.)--Boston University, 2000. / Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 170-205).

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