Bureaucratic Manacles in Financial Autonomy of Public Hospitals in Pakistan The Case Study of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad

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Ifra Iftikhar
Abbas Rashid Butt
Sobia Shehzad
Sohail Riaz

Abstract

The objectives of financial autonomy aimed to reduce government commitments in the financing of public hospitals, to increase efficiency in hospital operations, contain costs, and raise the quality of care. The present survey study of Allied Hospital Faisalabad explores that bureaucratic manacles in financial autonomy of these public hospitals end up in creating low job satisfaction levels among the employees of the hospitals. The dissatisfaction among Doctors, Nurses, Paramedical Staff, and Surgeons towards the management of the hospital was observed. , and irregular flows causes low levels of satisfaction in patients towards doctors, nurses and paramedical Staff.

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Iftikhar, I., Butt, A. . R. . ., Shehzad, S., & Riaz, S. (2020). Bureaucratic Manacles in Financial Autonomy of Public Hospitals in Pakistan: The Case Study of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(5), 238-258. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss5.2340
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Ifra Iftikhar, Lahore Leads University

Chairperson, Department of Mass Communication

Abbas Rashid Butt, Lahore Leads University

Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication

Sobia Shehzad, Government College University , Faisalabad

Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication

Sohail Riaz, Comsats University Islamabad

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies

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