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Author Loevinsohn, Benjamin.

Title Performance-based contracting for health services in developing countries : a toolkit / Benjamin Loevinsohn
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 202 pages) : illustrations
Series Health, nutrition, and population series
Health, nutrition, and population series.
Contents Boxes, Figures, and Tables; Why and How to Use This Toolkit; Outline of the Toolkit; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; SECTION 1 Summary of the Toolkit; Background: What Is Performance-Based Contracting?; How to Contract; Whether to Contract; SECTION 2 What Is Performance-Based Contracting?; Introduction; What Is Contracting?; What Is Performance-Based Contracting?; What Kinds of Health Services Can Be Contracted?; How Is Contracting Different from Other Approaches to Organizing Health Services?; What Approaches to Contracting Work Best in Common Situations?
Box 3.1 Establishing Worker-Controlled Health Cooperatives in Costa RicaBox 3.2 Paying for Performance in Haiti; Box 3.3 Accuracy of the Routine Administrative Records Part of the HMIS; Box 3.4 Lot Quality Assurance Sampling; Box 3.5 Collaborating with Private Practitioners to Treat Tuberculosis; Box 3.6 Results of a Government Maintaining Control of Staff Assignments; Box 3.7 Attracting Health Workers to Underserved Areas; Box 3.8 Decentralizing Drug Procurement in Afghanistan; Box 5.1 Contractor versus Government Performance in Industrial and Middle-Income Countries; Figures
Figure 1.1 The Seven Steps of ContractingFigure 3.1 The Seven Steps of Contracting; Figure 5.1 Median Double Differences in Coverage Rates from Studies with Controlled, Before-and-After Methodology; Figure C.1 Coverage of Prenatal Care by Approach Used; Figure C.2 Change between Baseline and Endline Surveys; Figure C.3 Scores on a Broad Index of Quality of Care; Figure C.4 Use of BHU by Respondents Reporting Illness in the Last Month
How Is Contracting Related to Pay for Performance?SECTION 3 How to Contract; Step 1: Conduct Dialogue with Stakeholders; Step 2: Define the Services; Step 3: Design the Monitoring and Evaluation; Step 4: Decide How to Select Contractors and Establish the Price; Step 5: Arrange for Contract Management and Develop a Contracting Plan; Step 6: Draft the Contract and Bidding Documents; Step 7: Carry Out the Bidding Process and Manage the Contract; SECTION 4 Checklist for Contracting; SECTION 5 Whether to Contract; The Evidence on Contracting; Methodology; Results; Discussion
Why Does Contracting Work?What Are the Concerns about Contracting?; In What Context Will Contracting Work (or Not Work)?; APPENDIX A Example of a Contracting Plan (or Manual) Strengthening Primary Health Care Services in Country X; APPENDIX B World Bank Procurement Approach to Contracting for Health Services; APPENDIX C Description of Evaluated Contracting Experiences; APPENDIX D Terms of Reference for a Third-Party Evaluation of the Contracting Effort in Country X; APPENDIX E Terms of Reference Examples; References; Index; Boxes, Figures, and Tables; Boxes
Summary Despite the existence of effective interventions, there are many developing countries which are not on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. In many countries the delivery of health services is inadequate and one way of improving the situation is to contract with non-state providers. Contracting is a mechanism for a financing entity to procure a defined set of services from a non-state provider. Performance-based contracting is a type of contracting with: (a) a clear set of objectives and indicators; (b) systematic efforts to collect data to judge contractor perf
Analysis Medical care -- Developing countries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-193) and index
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Subject Medical care -- Contracting out -- Developing countries.
Performance contracts -- Developing countries.
Public-private sector cooperation -- Developing countries.
Contract Services -- organization & administration.
Health Services -- economics.
Developing Countries.
Private Sector -- organization & administration.
Public Sector -- organization & administration.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
LC no. 2008009421
ISBN 0821375377 (electronic bk.)
9780821375372 (electronic bk.)