Augmenting hospital funding with user fee charge: The revolving fund scheme

Ugboma, Henry A. A.; Ugboma, Enighe W.
April 2009
Internet Journal of Third World Medicine;2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
Background: Health care delivery has remained crippled in most third world countries. In Nigeria, various attempts by subsequent governments to improve on it has at best been on paper.Method: Analysis of hospital data for the period spanning 7 years before the onset of the revolving fund and eleven years after its onset was done. Method of application was also documented.Result: Service delivery was improved. Morbidity was reduced. Workers moral were better. However, improved services brought in more patients, resulting in increase mortality. Conclusion: An improved revolving fund scheme practiced by many establishments may improve the general status of our institutions. Acknowledgement: To staffs of Records Department, Accounts department and nurses in the various wards of the hospital. To Prof. A.O.U. Okpani for his immense contribution.


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