DYNAMICS AND TRENDS OF THE EXPENDITURES OF MULTI-PROFILE HOSPITALS IN BULGARIA
Doroteya T. Shtereva-Tzouni
Pages: 491-496 Published: 28 Aug 2016
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Abstract: This paper presents analyses of the dynamics and trends of the expenditures of multi-profile university, regional, municipal and city hospitals in Bulgaria during the last fourteen years for which there are officially published data. It is well known that hospital care is the most substantial expenditure item of each healthcare system. It is also known that the expenditures for healthcare increase continuously in Bulgaria and in a global aspect. This fact suggests that the analysis of hospital expenditures is of great significance for their rational management and improvement of their effectiveness. The analysis of expenditures – types, sources, value and trends is necessary for the control of the complex interrelations and balance between needs and available resources.
Keywords: multi-profile hospitals, dynamics, trends, expenditure types, expenditure distribution