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An empirical analysis of Ghana's public healthcare system from 1990 to 2010
by Osei-Ntansah, Kwadwo, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2014, 180; 3583326
Abstract (Summary)

Without exception, healthcare systems in the Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, face many challenges. Difficulties in Ghana’s healthcare system stem from many factors, but the most notable one is professional migration, which has crippled the former British colony since 1980. Statistical data demonstrate the yearly migration of healthcare workers from Ghana and its impact on healthcare services (the doctor/nurse population ratio). This study used a quantitative multiple regression research method to examine and empirically analyze the relationship between healthcare workers, technological innovations, and changes in healthcare services in Ghana from 1990 to 2010. The main result was that technological innovations had a significant impact on healthcare services in Ghana during the observed period. Also, regional disparities in the number of medical doctors and nurses were largely explained by the degree of urbanization and economic development. Therefore, the pooled regression analysis from the panel data consistently showed that technological innovations significantly impacted the healthcare system in Ghana during the observed period. However, the numerical impact of the technological innovation coefficients was relatively lower in Ghana during the observed period.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Amoateng, Kofi A.
Commitee: Ahmed, Mohammed, Barkolous, John
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Organization Theory, Sub Saharan Africa Studies, Health care management
Keywords: Doctor to nurse ratio, Ghana, Health care migration, Health care workers, Human capital, Medical technology, Professional migration from sub-Saharan Africa
Publication Number: 3583326
ISBN: 978-1-321-13179-6
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