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Title Improving health service delivery in developing countries : from evidence to action / editors, David H. Peters [and others]
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 338 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.)
Contents Review of strategies to strengthen health services -- Review of strategies to strengthen the performance of health organizations -- Review of strategies to improve health care provider performance -- Review of community empowerment strategies for health -- Analysis of cross-country changes in health services -- Institutional context of health services -- Evaluation of changes in health results in World Bank-assisted health projects -- Seven country case studies -- From evidence to learning and doing
Summary Reliable information on how health service strategies affect the poor is in short supply. In an attempt to redress the imbalance, Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries presents evidence on strategies for strengthening health service delivery, based on systematic reviews of the literature, quantitative and qualitative analyses of existing data, and seven country case studies. The authors also explore how changes in coverage of different health services affect each other on the national level. Finally, the authors explain why setting international targets for health services
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Health services accessibility -- Developing countries.
Medical care -- Developing countries.
Public health -- Developing countries.
Delivery of Health Care.
Developing Countries.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Health Services.
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Form Electronic book
Author Peters, David H., 1962-
World Bank.
LC no. 2009008335
ISBN 0821379437 (eISBN)
9780821379431 (eISBN)