Two-tier charging in Maputo Central Hospital: costs, revenues and effects on equity of access to hospital services.
- Autores: Santos Z, Bemfica Barbosa Ferreira JM, Almeida LM
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Two-tier+charging+in+Maputo+Central+Hospital%3A+Costs%2C+revenues+and+effects+on+equity+of+access+to+hospital+services
Special services within public hospitals are becoming increasingly common in low and middle income countries with the stated objective of providing higher comfort services to affluent customers and generating resources for under funded hospitals.
What influences national and foreign physicians’ geographic distribution? An analysis of medical doctors’ residence location in Portugal.
- Autores: Alho A, Almeida LM
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=What+influences+national+and+foreign+physicians%27+geographic+distribution%3F+An+analysis+of+medical+doctors%27+residence+location+in+Portugal
The debate over physicians’ geographical distribution has attracted the attention of the economic and public health literature over the last forty years. Nonetheless, it is still to date unclear what influences physicians’ location, and whether foreign physicians contribute to fill the geographical gaps left by national doctors in any given country.
Pharmaceutical services cost analysis using time-driven activity based costing in a sample of Portuguese community pharmacies
Pharmacists have experienced an expansion of their role in the last decades, developing the scope of
services offered. One challenge that pharmacists face when obtaining payment from patients is establishing a price for the service that is sufficient to support it, and is perceived as a good value by the patient. However, little research has been conducted on the costs of pharmaceutical services (PS) in Portugal. To accurately calculate costs it is important to use a costing methodology that supports itself on real-world data. This study describes the development and application of a Time-driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) model in a sample of pharmacies in Portugal, with the objective of calculating the cost of the PS provided.
- Autores: Pratlong F, Prates JA, Alho A, Almeida LM
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Purchasing+power+of+civil+servant+health+workers+in+Mozambique
Health workers’ purchasing power is an important consideration in the development of strategies for health workforce development. This work explores the purchasing power variation of Mozambican public sector health workers, between 1999 and 2007. In general, the calculated purchasing power increased for most careers under study, and the highest percentage increase was observed for the lowest remuneration careers, contributing in this way for a relative reduction in the difference between the higher and the lower salaries.