When you are looking to achieve outcomes for your populations, it is not enough to know what you want to achieve. A number of resources can help you get your reforms right. This paper from the world bank, published in 2010, highlights seven “strategy areas” one can consider to strengthen health care delivery.
- standards and guidelines,
- organizational design,
- education and training,
- process improvement and technology and tool development,
- organizational culture, and
- leadership and management.
It builds nicely with the getting health reform right that had been published a few years back (not freely available). If you are interested in defining strategies you can also find inspirations in the Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries From Evidence to Action edited by Peters and colleagues or in the new version of Good Health at low cost.
- Developing Strategies for improving health care delivery – Bradley, E.H., Pallas, S., Bashyal,C., Curry, L., & Berman, P. (2010). The World Bank: Health Nutrition and Population. (PDF 110 p, 2,35 MB)
- Getting Health reform right A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity – Roberts, M., Hsiao, W., Berman, P., & Reich, M. R. 2003 (gatted)
- Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries From Evidence to Action – Peters DH., El-Saharty S, Siadat B, Janovsky K, Vujicic M, (PDF 366 p 2,12 MB)
- Good Health at Low Cost,25 years on. What makes a successful health system? – Balabanova D., McKee M., Mills A., (fulltext PDF 369 p, 5,64 mb)