Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 2(4) June 1999 : 62-64.doi:10.12927/hcq..16958

Hospitals and Government: A Relationship That Needs to Work

Bruce MacLellan


Effective government relations that create win-win situations begin with clear understanding of mutual objectives and concerns. The most obvious reason for this assertion is the simple fact that government is the main funding source for hospital operations. In addition, government health ministries set overall policy directions for the provision of health services, and hospitals are key implementers of such policies. Moreover, government influences the hospital's operating environment through legislation and regulations that affect governance, fundraising, human resources and other matters.



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