This book combines a comprehensive overview of the Brazilian hospital sector with in-depth analyses of the key elements of interest in promoting and ensuring excellence in hospital performance. The book offers specific recommendations that go to the heart of the problem, weighing in context on implementation and specifically highlighting the need to strengthen governance arrangements, improve accountability, and sharpen resource management.
La Forgia, G. and B. Couttolenc. 2008. Hospital Performance in Brazil: The Search for Excellence. Washington, DC: World Bank.
(published in English and Portuguese)