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Hospital Economics
A Primer on Resource Allocation to Improve Productivity & Sustainability

ISBN 9781032401980
Published August 29, 2022 by Productivity Press
162 Pages

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Book Description

The biggest issue of economics in a hospital are the resource issues. A resource issue in hospitals creates many problems such as the excessive number of patients, poor service quality, lack of diagnostic tools and equipment, dirty and worn out facilities, long queues at the outpatient clinic, lack of drugs and other medical supplies, low employee morale, and so on. Hospital economics mention three main resource issues in as problems including; (1) Resource allocation issue, (2) Resource management issue, and (3) Generation resources issue.

The main economic problem of resource allocation in hospitals are production and cost function. These two functions related to issues of equality and effectiveness of the hospital. This book specifically discusses on the aspect of hospital resource allocation by highlighting the productivity, competitiveness, cost components, economic burden of disease, and economic aspects of infectious diseases originating from the hospital. The resource management issue is related to the use of existing resources in terms of input and output. The main important economic concept is efficiency, both technical efficiency, economical, and scale, as well as the relationship between these concepts. The resource management issue highlight the economic scale, human resource development, quality development, and lean implementation. The issue of generation resources, includes how the hospital is able to get the resources to run operations without having to cover the access of stratum of community thus violating the principle of equality. This book will highlight the issue of generation resources by including a discussion of the revenue components of the hospital and the impact of DRGs.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Importance of Hospital Economics

Chapter 2. Hospital Resource Allocation

Chapter 3. Hospital Productivity

Chapter 4. Hospital Competition and Quality

Chapter 5. Costs Component in Medical Procedures

Chapter 6. Economic Burden of Disease

Chapter 7. Economical Aspect of Hospital Acquired Infections

Chapter 8. Hospital Resources Management

Chapter 9. Economy Scale of Hospital

Chapter 10. Hospital Human Resources Development

Chapter 11. Methods of Improving the Quality of Hospital

Chapter 12. Lean Implementation in Hospital

Chapter 13. Evocation of Hospital Resource

Chapter 14. Hospital Revenue Component

Chapter 15. Diagnosis-Related Group

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Dr. A. Heri Iswanto completed his Doctorate of Economic Sciences, Masters and Bachelor in Hospital Management. As lecturer at various Universities, he has also been researcher at the Center for Health Research - UI, The Population Council, WHO & UNICEF Projects. He frequently speaks at conferences and trainings sessions on the "Lean Hospital" in USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran, Pakistan and Malaysia.