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dc.title The reducing hospital costs through horizontal integration en
dc.contributor.author Staňková, Pavla
dc.contributor.author Papadaki, Šárka
dc.contributor.author Dvorský, Ján
dc.relation.ispartof Iranian Journal of Public Health
dc.identifier.issn 2251-6085 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2019
utb.relation.volume 48
utb.relation.issue 11
dc.citation.spage 2016
dc.citation.epage 2024
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Iranian Journal of Public Health
dc.relation.uri https://www.magiran.com/paper/2042782/?lang=en
dc.subject Cost reduction en
dc.subject Costs en
dc.subject Effectiveness en
dc.subject Horizontal integration en
dc.subject Hospitals en
dc.description.abstract Background: This paper investigated the impact of hospitals' horizontal integration in the Czech Republic on the cost behavior. The aim of the research was to examined the hospitals costs in specific environment of region hospitals at NUTS 3 level (Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics) – Administrative Regions. Methods: The survey was conducted in the period from April to August 2016 in the Czech Republic. The research was divided into two parts. The first part was based on data obtained from the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic. We used Statgraphics Centurion XVII for the descriptive statistics and data visualization. Second part of the results was obtained through a survey research focused on managers of the horizontal integrated hospitals and their experiences with the cost behavior. Results: The results from statistical survey showed that up to 80 percent of the observed region hospitals at NUTS 3 level, the cost of treatment for a patient per day has decreased after integration into an association. Based on primary survey, 73% hospital managers confirm these results and see one of the advantages that it is possible to reduce costs through integration of hospitals. The largest savings, according to hospital managers, are due to central purchasing and investments, together and they have a better negotiation position with suppliers. Conclusion: We can confirm that horizontal integration of hospitals can lead to reduction of costs and higher efficiency, in the specific environment of region hospitals at NUTS 3 level. © 2019, Iranian Journal of Public Health. All rights reserved. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009428
utb.identifier.obdid 43880637
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85074664235
utb.identifier.wok 000494431900009
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T10:30:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T10:30:42Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.ou Department of Management and Marketing
utb.ou Department of Enterprise Economics
utb.contributor.internalauthor Staňková, Pavla
utb.contributor.internalauthor Papadaki, Šárka
utb.contributor.internalauthor Dvorský, Ján
utb.scopus.affiliation Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic; Department of Enterprise Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic
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