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Title: An examination of hospital governance in Ghana
Authors: Abor, P. A.,
Abekah-Nkrumah, G.,
Abor, J.
Keywords: Governance
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: Patience Aseweh Abor, Gordon Abekah‐Nkrumah, Joshua Abor, (2008) "An examination of hospital governance in Ghana", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 21 Iss: 1, pp.47 - 60
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of governance structures in Ghanaian hospitals by comparing the governance systems in public and private hospitals. Design/methodology/approach – This study employs a comparative case methodology. It compares the governance structures in private hospitals to that of public hospitals in Ghana to ascertain whether they exhibit different or similar governance systems. The results obtained are analyzed and discussed to ascertain the extent to which the governance structures in these hospitals conform to Taylor's principles of good governance. Findings – The results of the study revealed numerous differences in the governance structures in private and public hospitals in Ghana. From the review of Taylor's principles of good governance and the comparative case analysis, it was observed that some of the principles are not present in the current hospital governance systems. Originality/value – The findings of this paper have important implications for proper governance and management of the Ghanaian health institutions.
ISSN: 1751-1879
Appears in Collections:Department of Public Administration and Health Service Management

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