Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries : From Evidence to Action

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/32464
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Directions in Development
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Peters, David H.
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El-Saharty, Sameh
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Siadat, Banafsheh
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Janovsky, Katja
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Vujicic, Marko
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2013-02-13T19:35:14Z
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2013-02-13T19:35:14Z
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2009
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2019-09-27T15:53:13Z
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Decision makers and the public are in need of information to guide their decisions about how to strengthen health services. This book pulls together available evidence concerning strategies to improve health services delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), using current methods to assemble a knowledge base and analyze the findings. It describes the results of reviews of such strategies, and how such strategies can produce gains for the poor. This type of information is intended to help decision makers in LMICs learn from others and from their own experiences, so that they may develop and implement strategies that will improve health services in their own setting. The book provides some suggestions for what works and how to improve implementation, as the evidence does not hold up for 'blueprint' planning. It finds that there are many ways that can succeed in improving health services. But not nearly enough attention has been paid to demonstrating how to improve services for the poor. Approaches that ask difficult questions, use information intelligently, and involve key stakeholders and institutions are critical to 'learning and doing' practices that underlie successful implementation of health services.
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978-0-8213-7888-5
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12335
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Directions in Development;Human Development;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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access to health services
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aging
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basic health
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birth attendants
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cancers
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Child Health
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childhood illness
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chronic diseases
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communities
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Community Health
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community participation
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condoms
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contraceptives
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Cost Effectiveness
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cost-effectiveness
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decision making
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Delivery of Health Care
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delivery of health services
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description
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Determinants of Health
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diphtheria
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disadvantaged populations
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disease
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Disease Control
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Disease surveillance
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diseases
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districts
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economic development
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Economic Perspectives
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epidemiologic conditions
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epidemiology
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financial barriers
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Financial Management
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financial protection
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financial resources
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Health Care
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Health Care Provider
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health care providers
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health care resources
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health care sector
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health conditions
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health facilities
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health finance
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Health Financing
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Health for All
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health indicators
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Health Insurance Scheme
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health interventions
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health management
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health needs
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Health Organization
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Health Organizations
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Health Outcomes
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Health Planning
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health policy
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health professionals
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Health Professions
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Health Programs
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Health Projects
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Health Results
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Health Sector
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health sector reform
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Health Service
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Health Service Delivery
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Health services
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Health Status
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Health Strategies
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Health Strategy
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health system
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Health System Strengthening
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Health Systems
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Health Systems Research
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health workers
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health workforce
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Healthy Development
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HIV
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HIV Prevention
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HIV/AIDS
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Hospitals
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households
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Human Development
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Human resources
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illness
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Immunization
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Improvements in Health
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income
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income countries
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Information systems
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informed decisions
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institutionalization
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Intervention
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labor market
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Low Income
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low-income countries
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macroeconomic stability
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malaria
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Medical care
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medical doctor
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medical supplies
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Medical technology
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medicine
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Medicines
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migration
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national health
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National Health Insurance
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nongovernmental organizations
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Nutrition
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pertussis
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Pharmaceuticals
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pharmacy
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physician
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Polio
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Polio Eradication
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Polio Eradication Initiative
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prevalence
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Primary Care
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probability
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Provider payment
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public administration
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Public health
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public health policy
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public sector
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quality of health
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quantitative research
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randomized controlled trials
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reproductive health
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research methods
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safe sex
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Safety
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screening
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sexual practices
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sexually transmitted infection
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sexually transmitted infections
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smoking
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smoking cessation
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social marketing
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social policy
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TB
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tetanus
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traditional birth attendants
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trauma
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treatment
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tuberculosis
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vaccine
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workers
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youth
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Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries : From Evidence to Action
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2009-06-09
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Finance and Markets
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-7888-5
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48790
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en
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Human development :: Population and reproductive health
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Human development :: Health system performance
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Human development :: Child health
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Human development :: HIV/AIDS
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Participation and civic engagement
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Housing & Human Habitats
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Disease Control & Prevention
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
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Human Development Group (MNSHD); Health, Nutrition & Popultn Team (HDNHE)

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