Hospital is a place for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills and restoration of health and well-being of those temporarily deprived of these. A large number of professionally and technically skilled people apply their knowledge and skill, with the help of complicated equipment and appliances to produce quality care for patient. The excellence of the product--the raison d'etre for a hospital, therefore, depends on how well the human and material resources are applied to promote patient care.
Management of such a complex organisation required blending of technical and administrative competence in the right quantity at the right time, at the right place, by the right man and in the right way or process.
Administrative reforms or work study is an essential ingredient of the process of development. Many of our development programmes have not yielded expected results because of out-dated administrative machinery. Therefore, it is essential to pay equal attention to the hospital administrative set up as to whether it is fit to deliver goods and services to the people? If not, what reform can be injected to make it fit enough? Upon the answers to these questions would depend the quality of reforms in hospitals and ultimate efficiency of hospital services.
This book on Professional and Managerial Reforms in Hospitals would make an important contribution to the knowledge and existing literature on this expanding field. Besides, this would help the academicians, national health officials, public health administrations, medical research workers and the policy-makers and planners in the proper understanding of health care delivery system.