Study of corporate governance in government hospitals: A case study of the emerging market

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Anurag Agnihotri, Shagun Arora

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Governance in a government hospital setup is complicated due to its economic and financial dimensions but also incorporates societal responsibility. The current study focuses on the processes and procedures as the key factor of corporate governance. This paper presents evidence of a comprehensive range of procedures related to governing healthcare quality undertaken at the corporate governance level. The study explores the viewpoint of the stakeholders including patients, doctors, and the management. The aim of the study is to identify indicators of effective governance in an emerging country like India where the state regulates the health system. For this purpose, three major hospitals of Delhi – AIIMS, Safdarjung, and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals – were studied. The response of 582 respondents was analyzed using logit regression. The study documents the comfort level of patients with the doctor, the ability of the doctors to address the concern of patience, registration time in the hospital, and easy availability of the medicine improves the corporate governance of the hospital. The main contribution of the research is analyzing the health care system in an emerging market like India which is characterized by the complexity of interaction between the environment and policies related to health care.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Clinical Governance, Government Hospital, Government Expenditure, Public Health

Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization – A.A.; Methodology – A.A. and S.A.; Validation – A.A.; Formal Analysis – S.A.; Investigation – A.A.; Writing –Original Draft – A.A. and S.A.; Writing – Review & Editing –A.A. and S.A.

Declaration of conflicting interests: The Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

JEL Classification: G34, H11, H51, I18

Received: 08.10.2020
Accepted: 12.01.2021
Published online: 14.01.2021

How to cite this paper: Agnihotri, A., & Arora, S. (2021). Study of corporate governance in government hospitals: A case study of the emerging market. Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, 5(1), 8-14.