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Rationalizing the cost of anaesthesia in Zimbabwe: a proposal

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dc.creator Chikungwa, M.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-30T15:50:20Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-30T15:50:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:53:23Z
dc.date.created 2014-10-30T15:50:20Z
dc.date.issued 2001-11
dc.identifier Chikungwa, M.T. (2001) Rationalizing the cost of anaesthesia in Zimbabwe: a proposal, CAJM vol.47, no. 11. Harare, Avondale:CAJM.
dc.identifier 0008-9176
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4938
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/1675
dc.description.abstract With the worsening economic situation in the country, it is only prudent to develop ‘survival strategies’ in order to keep afloat . Under such hardships human behaviour manifests the jungle rules of ‘survival of the fittest’. That is exactly what is happening particularly in the health sector, as I will highlight in this letter. The importation of medical drugs in Zimbabwe is controlled, but their resale is liberalized. The same anaesthetic drug may cost a hospital two to three times more by buying it from one company than from the other as shown below (Table I). This information is from an unpublished survey of the buying patterns of three hospitals and two public hospital pharmacies.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe
dc.subject Finance
dc.subject Health
dc.title Rationalizing the cost of anaesthesia in Zimbabwe: a proposal
dc.type Article


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