Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach

 

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dc.contributor.advisor McIntyre, Di en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Maharaj, Yasteel en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T11:14:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T11:14:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Maharaj, Y. 2016. Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20926
dc.description.abstract The North West Department of Health requested that research be conducted on ways of addressing the inequity in district Primary Healthcare (PHC) spending. Literature has shown that using a needs- based approach to allocate resources may have a positive effect on equity across geographic areas. This study aimed to examine inequity in current district PHC expenditure, to examine the effect of using a needs-based methodology on equity in resource allocation (by examining different needs-based formulae) and finally to make recommendations on how to promote equity in PHC spending in the province. Mid-to-senior level district and provincial management were interviewed to gain insights into their views on equity, needs-based resource allocation and the indicators of need to be included in the study. The suggested indicators of need were examined and appropriate data sources for each indicator were identified. Two sets of financial data were interrogated: 2013/2014 district PHC expenditure and the total provincial PHC budget from 2009/10 to 2013/14. Finally four needs-based resource allocation formulae were created and the possible effects on equity investigated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health Economics en_ZA
dc.title Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Health Economics Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Maharaj, Y. (2016). <i>Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20926 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Maharaj, Yasteel. <i>"Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20926 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Maharaj Y. Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Health Economics Unit, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20926 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Maharaj, Yasteel AB - The North West Department of Health requested that research be conducted on ways of addressing the inequity in district Primary Healthcare (PHC) spending. Literature has shown that using a needs- based approach to allocate resources may have a positive effect on equity across geographic areas. This study aimed to examine inequity in current district PHC expenditure, to examine the effect of using a needs-based methodology on equity in resource allocation (by examining different needs-based formulae) and finally to make recommendations on how to promote equity in PHC spending in the province. Mid-to-senior level district and provincial management were interviewed to gain insights into their views on equity, needs-based resource allocation and the indicators of need to be included in the study. The suggested indicators of need were examined and appropriate data sources for each indicator were identified. Two sets of financial data were interrogated: 2013/2014 district PHC expenditure and the total provincial PHC budget from 2009/10 to 2013/14. Finally four needs-based resource allocation formulae were created and the possible effects on equity investigated. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach TI - Promoting equity in primary healthcare expenditure across districts in the North West Province, using a needs-based resource allocation approach UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20926 ER - en_ZA


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