Although the personnel chapter is one of the highest for health organizations, we must consider that one of the factors with the greatest capacity to increase health spending is high cost technology. The use of this technology has often been excluded from cost analysis due to its influence on diagnostic and therapeutic processes, a fact that could be presented as a justified expense....

From an economic point of view, health care has been provided without taking into account spending levels for many years. And this is because health has been considered a pure and universal public good, and under this consideration, to value the levels of expenditure was considered secondary to the maintenance and recovery of health. Decisions on economic investments in material resources, welfare decisions, etc., were considered outside the chapters on expenditure, on the understanding that economic evaluation could not interfere...

Managing emotions, talent management, team management, management of the professional development of the people who make up the team is one of the tasks of the nurse manager. This requires a great deal of attention to detail, far beyond mere administrative or control tasks. ...

When we look at the relationship between health and the economy, we have to think about it: The value of health. It refers to how we understand and how health is perceived. The concept of health is a relative concept that cannot be only like the presence or absence of illness but also like the degree of satisfaction of the needs of the person or population group and the consequences of the absence of this provision. ...

A health system can be said to be the set of resources made available to the population for the maintenance of health standards or the recovery of the same in the event of loss. The WHO would say that the health systems for their conformation need to be endowed with resources, be they sanitary, personnel or financial....

When it comes to introducing ourselves into the health environment we must first know and determine What is health? The most accepted and widespread definition is that which tells us that health is "the complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not only the absence of disease" (WHO, 1945)....

The focus group is a group work methodology, which can be very useful for the nurse manager when obtaining information, reactions, opinions and expectations regarding the problems or other situations of the work groups. Like the nominal group techniques, it is ideal for practice in small groups of no more than 15 people. And its objective is not so much to obtain a consensus on a problem as to obtain a series of criteria and points on which to work...