Ashesi Institutional Repository

Investigating the potential benefits of medical group practice to the private health care sector in Ghana

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Kanor, Bernice Abena Narkie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-24T13:28:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-24T13:28:11Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11988/82
dc.description Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, May 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the benefits of medical group practice to the private healthcare sector in Ghana. The 51 respondents of the study consisted of doctors, hospital administrators, and the Director of Private Hospital and Maternity Homes Board. The research instruments used was the semi-structured interview guide consisting of open-ended and close-ended questions. The non-probability sampling technique was applied to select 10 private hospitals in Accra: 40 doctors and 10 hospital administrators; and the Director of Private Hospital and Maternity Homes Board. The results of the study showed that the main benefits of the medical group practice included flexibility among the physicians, internal referrals, reduction in the startup cost for physicians and reduce the expenses made by patients.The measures that could be taken to enhance the successful operations of medical group practice in Ghana include education and a well research of the practice done by physicians. There is, therefore, the need for all stakeholders such as health professionals, civil society organizations, the community and the government to implement these and other measures to enhance the implementation of medical group practice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ashesi University College
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Medical Group Practice en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject private health care en_US
dc.title Investigating the potential benefits of medical group practice to the private health care sector in Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search


Browse

My Account