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Title: Reducing health care costs by rationalizing staffing in primary care settings
Authors: Mawajdeh, S.
Khoury, S.A.
Qtaishat, M.
Yoder, R.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: Jordan spends around 9% of its GDP on health care services, a high figure compared with similar developing countries. This study assessed staffing patterns in relation to Ministry of Health expenditures in a nationally representative sample of 97 primary care facilities. The economic costs of primary care facilities amounted to Jordanian dinar [JD] 42.3 million. Personnel costs consumed 53.8% of recurrent costs and in monetary terms the amount of down time [time not being used effectively] amounted to JD 9.7 million [about US$ 13.7 million]. The Ministry should consider changing the functioning of its primary care facilities to obtain a more cost-effective use of staff time
Description: 382-388
Keywords: Cost Control
Cost Savings
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Efficiency, Organizational
Health Expenditures
Health Services Research
Needs Assessment
Subject: Health Care Costs
ISSN: 1020-3397
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