Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development

 

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dc.contributor.author Bosch-Capblanch, Xavier en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lavis, John N en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lewin, Simon en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Atun, Rifat en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Røttingen, John-Arne en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dröschel, Daniel en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Beck, Lise en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Abalos, Edgardo en_ZA
dc.contributor.author El-Jardali, Fadi en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gilson, Lucy en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Oliver, Sandy en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Wyss, Kaspar en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tugwell, Peter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kulier, Regina en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Pang, Tikki en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Haines, Andy en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-11T06:57:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-11T06:57:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lavis, J. N., Rottingen, J. A., Bosch-Capblanch, X., Atun, R., El-Jardali, F., Gilson, L., ... & Haines, A. (2012). Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development. PLoS Medicine, 9(3), e1001186. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001185 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16320
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001185
dc.description.abstract Present trends suggest that many of the poorest countries in the world, including many in sub-Saharan Africa, will not meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals [1] (MDGs), especially MDG 4 (reducing under-five mortality) and MDG 5 (reducing maternal mortality) [2]. Even in those countries that are on track to meet health MDGs, striking inequities exist among countries and among socioeconomic groups within them [3], despite effective and cost-effective interventions being available to improve population health, including that of vulnerable groups [4]. Such interventions are delivered through health systems, which consist of "all organisations, people and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore or maintain health" [5], but, in many settings, interactions between weakened health systems and the sometimes conflicting demands of single-disease intervention programmes are hindering the uptake and implementation of life-saving interventions [6]–[8]. A growing number of governments, international institutions, and funding agencies have therefore recognised the urgent need to coordinate and harmonise investments in health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to provide universal social protection and effective coverage of essential health interventions [9]. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 en_ZA
dc.source PLOS Medicince en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health care policy en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health services research en_ZA
dc.subject.other Global health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health systems strengthening en_ZA
dc.subject.other Science policy en_ZA
dc.subject.other Systematic reviews en_ZA
dc.subject.other Behavioral and social aspects of health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public and occupational health en_ZA
dc.title Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2012 Bosch-Capblanch et al en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bosch-Capblanch, X., Lavis, J. N., Lewin, S., Atun, R., Røttingen, J., Dröschel, D., ... Haines, A. (2012). Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development. <i>PLOS Medicince</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16320 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bosch-Capblanch, Xavier, John N Lavis, Simon Lewin, Rifat Atun, John-Arne Røttingen, Daniel Dröschel, Lise Beck, et al "Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development." <i>PLOS Medicince</i> (2012) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16320 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bosch-Capblanch X, Lavis JN, Lewin S, Atun R, Røttingen J, Dröschel D, et al. Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development. PLOS Medicince. 2012; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16320. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Bosch-Capblanch, Xavier AU - Lavis, John N AU - Lewin, Simon AU - Atun, Rifat AU - Røttingen, John-Arne AU - Dröschel, Daniel AU - Beck, Lise AU - Abalos, Edgardo AU - El-Jardali, Fadi AU - Gilson, Lucy AU - Oliver, Sandy AU - Wyss, Kaspar AU - Tugwell, Peter AU - Kulier, Regina AU - Pang, Tikki AU - Haines, Andy AB - Present trends suggest that many of the poorest countries in the world, including many in sub-Saharan Africa, will not meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals [1] (MDGs), especially MDG 4 (reducing under-five mortality) and MDG 5 (reducing maternal mortality) [2]. Even in those countries that are on track to meet health MDGs, striking inequities exist among countries and among socioeconomic groups within them [3], despite effective and cost-effective interventions being available to improve population health, including that of vulnerable groups [4]. Such interventions are delivered through health systems, which consist of "all organisations, people and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore or maintain health" [5], but, in many settings, interactions between weakened health systems and the sometimes conflicting demands of single-disease intervention programmes are hindering the uptake and implementation of life-saving interventions [6]–[8]. A growing number of governments, international institutions, and funding agencies have therefore recognised the urgent need to coordinate and harmonise investments in health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to provide universal social protection and effective coverage of essential health interventions [9]. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001185 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - PLOS Medicince LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development TI - Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: Linking guidance development to policy development UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16320 ER - en_ZA


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