Hospitals as complex adaptive systems: A case study of priority setting at the hospital level in Kenya

This study examines priority setting and resource allocation practices in 2 public hospitals in coastal Kenya

Abstract

There is a dearth of literature on priority setting and resource allocation (PSRA) practices in hospitals, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Using a case study approach, the authors examined PSRA practices in 2 public hospitals in coastal Kenya.

Citation

Edwine W. Barasa, Sassy Molyneux, Mike English, Susan Cleary, Hospitals as complex adaptive systems: A case study of factors influencing priority setting practices at the hospital level in Kenya, Social Science and Medicine, Volume 174, 2017, Pages 104-112. DOI; 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.

Hospitals as complex adaptive systems: A case study of priority setting at the hospital level in Kenya

Published 1 February 2017