Commercialization of health services: implications for the laboratories

Riley, P.A. (1996) Commercialization of health services: implications for the laboratories. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 18 (1). pp. 21-5. ISSN 0126-8635, DOI 10879220.

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The commercialization of health services has wide ranging implications for all medical specialties as well as for patients. Factors that must be considered include not only the financial implications, but also questions of quality and academic interests such as teaching and training. Laboratories must provide a service that the purchaser wishes to buy and must be successful in overcoming competition from the private sector. Each component part of the overall service must be analyzed in order that the laboratory is efficiently structured to provide an optimum service. A good understanding of management issues and a flexible approach are paramount in the provision of efficient, cost-effective and quality service for the ultimate benefit of the patient.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Care Sector; Health Maintenance Organizations; Health Personnel
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 01:55

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