Health Management for the Health Sector

  • Keya Sengupta


The discussions and analysis of the preceding sections reveal the need for management skills in the health sector for the delivery of health-care services to the right people at the right time and even more importantly at affordable prices. Health economics focusses attention to the ways and means of utilising the scarce resources in the health sector in an optimum manner. Management skills in the health sector, on the other hand, ensure that the health-care system has a strong medical, operational and financial foundation so that the health needs of the consumers can be undertaken and delivered in a professional manner with optimum use of the resources allocated to the health sector. Professional management of the health system can also ensure minimum wastage, avoiding underutilisation of capacity in the health system. In a society dominated by health-care service consumers, it is necessary that the important communication relating to health issues are conveyed to the members of the society and their leaders, for which management can also play a crucial role.


Health Policy Health Sector Health Management Management Skill Public Health System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keya Sengupta
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of ManagementShillongIndia

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