EFFECT OF OUTSOURCING ON PERFORMANCE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWNED HOSPITALS

A STUDY OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWNED HOSPITALS IN EBONYI, LAGOS, ENUGU, DELTA STATE, (etc) NIGERIA
BEING A DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF MASTER OF SCIENCE (M. Sc) DEGREE IN ACCOUNTANCY

Over the years, Federal Government owned Hospitals and parastatals have recorded poor performance in the policy formulation and implementation necessitating government devising different strategies to curb the menace.


Outsourcing is one of the strategies adopted by the Federal Government, whereby services of external companies are being used instead of using own services.


In Nigeria, Federal Government has recently mandated all Federal Government owned hospitals and parastatalsto outsource some of her services.

According to them, outsourcing of these

According to them, outsourcing of these services would lead to lower costs, higher labourproductivity and increased efficiency.

In other parts of the world, government has initiated similar actions in the hospitals and some parastatals.

Prior studies in other countries have indicated that outsourcing is a veritable indicated that outsourcing is a veritable tool for enhanced performance.

This study therefore is an attempt to assess the effect outsourcing of some of these services will have on the performance of government hospitals in Nigeria.

Specifically, the study will ascertain whether outsourcing of radiological

Specifically, the study will ascertain whether outsourcing of radiological services does lead to cost reduction in FETHA and NOFIC to determine if outsourcing of security services will enhance higher labourproductivity and efficiency in FETHA and NOFIC.

In other to achieve the objectives, many literatures were reviewed, while decision theory propounded by Eric Leo Lehman in 1950 were adopted as the theoretical framework that will guide the study.

Moreover, the researcher will also make use of survey research design while a population of 1900 staff currently working in these hospitals will be used for the study.

However, the population will be reduced to a manageable size using YaroYemani formula.

The data for the study will be generated through primary source involving structured questionnaires while the data collected will be subjected to validity, collected will be subjected to validity, reliability and correlation coefficient tests using Pearson product moment correlation test.

It is believed that the findings in the study will be very beneficial to hospital management, Hospital Management Boards, government at different levels, researchers and other scholars.

It will also aid in planning, control and decision making in Nigeria hospitals.
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