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Strategic Issues and Challenges in Health Management
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Strategic Issues and Challenges in Health Management

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June 2008 | 252 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The Indian health system has a poor global ranking. A new perspective on health system planning and development is required to improve the situation and build a health system responsive to the needs of the country. Strategic Issues and Challenges in Health Management addresses these concerns while also highlighting the challenges in delivering efficient and effective health services.

The book discusses health sector reforms like financing, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), higher efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It deals with national health programmes, focusing on maternal and child health, infectious diseases, tuberculosis and malaria. The problems of urban health in the context of transition of the demographic and disease pattern in urban areas is also brought to the fore. Critical issues related to health and economic development, future challenges facing health systems, the policy challenges facing the implementation of the PPP approach, the issue of equity in health financing, as well as the roadblocks to efficient establishment of PPP are analysed.

The book also deals with restructuring of the health system, while exploring capacity development as a process of health management. Written by well-known academics, health policy makers and health managers, this volume shall be of interest to health professionals, students and scholars of health economics, as well as those working in the areas of health and strategic management.
 
Introduction
JEFFREY D SACHS
Scaling Up Health In Low-Income Settings
ANDREW GREEN
Health Systems - Vision 2020
G. N. V. RAMANNA
Equitable Health Finance: A Dream Or A Reality?
MEENAKSHI DATTA GHOSH
Public-Private Patnership In Health Care
MURLEEDHARAN, STEPHEN ANDREWS And STEPHEN JAN
Private-Public Participation In The Control Of TB In Tamil Nadu And Kerala
ARUNAL RABEL
Public-Private Partnership - The Sri Lankan Experience
S. R. RAO
Governance In Health System
H SUDARSHAN
Good Governance In Health Services
BRIG JOE CURIAN
Strategic Leadership & Health Care Delivery
NANCY GEREIN
Capacity Development - Future Challenges In Health Management
KEERTI PRADHAN
Capacity Development Model In Enhancing Health Care Services - Aravind Eye Care Model
R. SADANANDAN
Managing AIDS Control Programme In India
D. MAVALANKAR
National Rural Health Mission - An Introduction
ARDI KAPTININGSIH
Achieving The Millennium Development Goals For Maternal & Newborn Health
URVASHI CHANDRA
Role Of Community Participation For Maternal & Child Health - Selected Cases
K. V. RAMANI, DILEEP MAVALANKAR, AMIT PATEL, SWETA MEHANDIRATTA
Managing Urban Health Through PPP - A Study Of Ahmedabad
MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
Standards Of Medical Care - Is India Ready?
A. NANDAKUMAR
Challenges And Approaches Towards Control Of Chronic Diseases In A Developing Country
A VAIDHEESH
Health Care Delivery Challenges For Chronic Diseases In India
 
Index

The title is sure to be an invitation for public health scholars and health management professionals. The issues on which the volume is foregrounded include complexities and uniqueness of India’s healthcare system fast-evolving technology and mechanism of health financing in a globalizing world…. The editors have done well to show the ‘directions for the future’.

The Book Review

This book touches upon a series of topics for better understanding of how health sector in India should be managed…. [The book ] gives a good perspective by bringing together a range of diverse management issues and highlights some deficiency that needs to be addressed…. This book aims to be of interest to professionals, students and scholars of health economics and those working in the area of health and strategic management… In the background of scarce literature on management of the health sector in India, this book provides an introduction to some topics of relevance to the health sector management.

The National Medical Journal of India

The book discusses some extremely important and useful dimensions of health care and health management system and can be useful for the students of health economics, health policy planners and other health professionals.

The Tribune

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ISBN: 9780761936541
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