This publication is the product of the discussions and joint reflections of dozens of administrators at different levels of the health systems of the Americas who are interested in advancing toward universal health and integrated health service delivery networks and in redefining the role of hospitals in this context. With this publication, we are seeking to disseminate recommendations that cover basic aspects of contemporary hospital administration and to offer a positive view of the contribution and future of hospitals as an important component of health systems.
Through a review of conceptual aspects, the description of experiences, and the presentation of practical recommendations, this publication identifies what health system managers must do as a group to transform hospitals into “hospitals that are part of a network.” There is a strong conviction today that the viability of hospitals and their future sustainability depends on operating in a network. At the same time, it will not be possible to have effective integrated health service delivery networks with a robust first level of care without transformed hospitals operating in a network
Translation of Hospitales en redes integradas de servicios de salud. Recomendaciones estratégicas.
© Organización Panamericana de la Salud 2018
Hospitals in Integrated Health Service Delivery Networks: Strategic Recommendations
© Pan American Health Organization, 2021