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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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LEYTON PAVEZ, Carolina Elena et al. Financial sustainability and excellence of hospital care. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.59-73. ISSN 1409-1429.

Objective: To determine.

This article identifies and analyzes the relationship between financial sustainability and the excellence of hospital care in Chilean public health. The data is obtained directly from the Balanced Scorecard of the 57 most complex Chilean hospitals.

A univariate analysis is carried out to determine the trend behavior of the indicators that make up the strategies of financial sustainability and excellence of care; then a bivariate analysis to establish associations between indicators and relevant variables, and analyze the operation of the establishments; and finally a multivariate analysis, where the technique of confirmatory factor analysis is used. It shows that there is a negative relationship between the results of both strategies under study, so it is concluded that improvements in the results of financial sustainability do not translate directly into the results of excellence in hospital care, since there is no effective channeling between both strategies.

Keywords : Management indicators; Healthcare centers; Public health.

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