Health care has become one of India's fastest growing sectors in the past decade. A multitude of private players have entered this market, combining to offer high-quality health care and service in world-class hospitals and nursing homes all over India. It has been recognised that a professional approach to hospital administration and better resource allocation will go a long way to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness in health care in India. The second edition of this successful book contains a well-planned collection of writings on modern hospital management. Revised and updated, it also contains two new chapters that discuss and highlight new developments in this field. The book spans a wide range of issues in modern hospital management, and provides all the necessary knowledge required to set up and run a modern-day hospital efficiently and as an economically viable business. The book also looks at " Customer experience management " Computer-aided diagnosis " Waste management " Financial management " Maintaining medical records " Medical audits " Managing human resources
Chapter 3: Hospital Organisation Structure
Hospital Organisation Structure
A hospital as a health care organisation has been defined in varied terms as an institution involved in preventive, curative/ameliorative, palliative or rehabilitative services. However, the definition given by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is quite exhaustive and exclusive, in which a hospital is defined as ‘an integral part of the medical and social organisation which is to provide for the population complete health care, both curative and preventive; and whose out-patient services reach out into the family in its home environment. The hospital is also a centre for the training of health workers and for bio-social research’.
Hospitals these days also provide bio-social research, teaching and training facilities for all members of the hospital, and a health team which ...