HSRC REPORT: A review of the value and limitations of using the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) as a measure of health status and health intervention effectiveness, and its role in developing an Essential Service Package for health care. This paper also provides information on the rationale behind DALYs, methodological and practical problems involved in… Read more
HSRC REPORT: A discussion of the benefits and problems of contracting for services, providing guidelines for using commissioning and contracts to improve performance and accountability, and a model contract for adaptation and use.
HSRC REPORT: This report provides a broad view of health systems measuring performance against three goals: improving health and reducing health inequalities; enhancing responsiveness “to the legitimate expectations of the population”; and assuring fairness of financial contributions. The report then identifies the four functions that a system needs to deliver health system goals: service provision;… Read more
IHSD REPORT: A review of Pakistan’s experience in developing and implementing the Social Action Programme, a social sector investment programme. It also discusses how SAP came about, how it operates, what is known about its impact to date and options for the future.
HSRC REPORT: A review of current initiatives to improve joint working between health and social care services.
HSRC REPORT: An overview of the NHS since its inception in 1948, with a focus on changes in the 1980s and 90s.
IHSD REPORT: A summary of major policy developments in the UK since the change of government in 1997
HSRC REPORT: This report identifies the most significant changes that have taken place in the U.K., sets them in the context of previous change in the NHS, and, in particular, points the interested reader to key reference material should he or she wish to learn more about the reforms by studying source documentation.
HSRC REPORT: This is a brief introductory guide to health insurance. It is written primarily for people thinking about introducing health insurance, including senior staff of Ministries of Health and in development agencies. The purpose of the guide is to explain the concepts and terms used in health insurance and to identify key issues for… Read more
HSRC REPORT: The purpose of this publication is to describe some of the practical issues and options involved in introducing these types of improvement initiatives. It is aimed at both policy makers and those responsible for the actual implementation of hospital management reforms. It presents some draft agreements and policies developed in particular countries which… Read more