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South African nurse managers' perceptions regarding cost containment in public hospitals.

Show simple item record Ntlabezo E.T. en Ehlers, V.J. en Booyens U.S. en 2012-11-01T16:31:36Z 2012-11-01T16:31:36Z 2004 en
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dc.identifier.citation 27 en
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dc.identifier.issn 3798577 en
dc.description.abstract The perceptions of nurse managers regarding cost containment issues in selected public hospitals in the Port Elizabeth metropole of the Eastern Cape were investigated. Results indicated that nurse managers required better preparation for their cost control responsibilities. Although the majority of the nurse managers realised that staffing issues affected cost containment efforts, they were reportedly unable to prevent nurses from leaving their points of duty without due authorisation, curb the rate of absenteeism or reduce the number of resignations. Nurse managers suggested that cost containment efforts would benefit from effective security checks to curb losses of stock and equipment, including wheel-chairs, and that more public telephones should be installed in hospitals. Rationalisation of staff and specialised services among the four major hospitals could further enhance cost containment efforts. en
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dc.subject article; budget; cost control; economics; health personnel attitude; human; nurse administrator; nursing administration research; nursing staff; psychological aspect; public hospital; South Africa; Attitude of Health Personnel; Budgets; Cost Control; Hospitals, Public; Humans; Nurse Administrators; Nursing Administration Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; South Africa en
dc.title South African nurse managers' perceptions regarding cost containment in public hospitals. en
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