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Contemplating a challenging future: A public management approach to health services

E. Schwella
Curationis | Vol 15, No 1 | a346 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v15i1.346 | © 1992 E. Schwella | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1992 | Published: 26 September 1992

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E. Schwella,, South Africa

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Abstract

A varying proportion of health services in alt societies is delivered by public sector institutions. Managing these public sector service institutions for performance represents a major management challenge. This management challenge is amplified for South Africa as a country which is contemplating major changes while being simultaneously confronted with having to cope with problematic results of the past and the challenges of development. In this article a public management model is used to analyse relevant health trends and provisional management strategies are provided to assist health managers to cope with these challenges. Finally a checklist for personal survival is presented for personal evaluation and future planning.

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