Reducing health care costs by rationalizing staffing in primary care settings
AbstractJordan 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
Mawajdeh, S., Khoury, S.A., Qtaishat, M. & Yoder, R. (2004). Reducing health care costs by rationalizing staffing in primary care settings. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119424
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (3), 382-388, 2004
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