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Valuing Health Systems
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Valuing Health Systems
A Framework for Low and Middle Income Countries

First Edition
  • Charles Collins - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrew Green - Formerly at University of Leeds, UK


February 2014 | 356 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The underlying themes of this book are twofold: it emphasises the importance of understanding and strengthening health systems to improve a population’s health in low and middle income countries; it promotes the values of equity and the right to health, efficiency, participative and accountable decision-making, and the need for a long-term perspective. These values are examined in relation to governance, policy making and planning, financing, managing, and intersectoral action for health and health service delivery, with a chapter devoted to each. 

By permeating the health system with these values, the authors seek to develop a good health system. This would have access to a level of resources commensurate with the national level of income, and use of these resources in the most efficient way to ensure an equitable and maximized level of health, sustainable over the long term. Moreover, it would empower the health system members in areas concerning their health and contributes towards wider social cohesion and mores.

Setting the Scene

 
Health Systems: An Overview

 
Governance

 
Financing

 
Health Policymaking and Planning

 
Valuing Management

 
Inter-sectoral Action for Health and Health Service Delivery

 
Strengthening Health Systems through a Value-based Approach

 
Index

 

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ISBN: 9788132107248
£47.99