Good governance in hospitals implies utmost concern for patients welfare wherein the hospital authorities and its medical and health experts as well as other paramedicals follow policies and discharge their duties with a deep sense of commitment; respect of law in a manner which is transparent, ensuring patients rights and dignity, probity and public accountability.
The ultimate responsibility for the overall performance of a country’s hospitals is with government, which in turn should involve all sectors of society in its stewardship. The careful and responsible management of the well being of the patients is the very essence of good hospital services. For every country it means establishing the best and fairest health system possible with available resources. The health of the people is always a national priority; hospital responsibility for it is continuous and permanent. Ministries of health must therefore take on a large part of the stewardship of health and hospital systems.
This book on Governance of 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 administrators, medical research workers and the policy makers and planners in the proper understanding of health and hospital care system.