Role of Hospitals at the Beginning of the New Millenium

  • Želimir Jakšić
Schlagworte: Hospital, Public Health, Organization of Health Services, DDC: 610 (Medicine and health)


During a long history, hospitals were continuously changing so that diversity is one of their characteristics. Being a part of a local culture, they also reflect general global trends. At present, the winds of globalisation are stronger, following an overall trend in technology and economics. Changes in technologies will induce changes in management (“new plants do not survive in old pots”). New imaging technologies need a better clinical feed-back, and the pattern of “industry-like” hospital, where specialists work in their narrow fields on a production-line becomes inappropriate for them. Human resource management becomes more important than economic and technical management dominating at present