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– Spotlight on the Global Learning Laboratory for Quality Universal Health Coverage
Nana Mensah Abrampah - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Improving the delivery of quality health services is messy! Vast amounts of knowledge and experience is being generated daily. We need to help capture this knowledge and experience — both the explicit knowledge that can be easily identified, captured and transferred, as well as the tacit...

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– What role for social engineering?
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Guilia Camilotti, Emmanuelle Auriol - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Social engineering refers to deliberate attempts, often under the form of legislative moves, to promote changes in customs and norms that hurt the interests of marginalized population groups. This paper explores the analytical conditions under which social engineering is more or less likely to...

– A tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Robert Darko Osei, Jukka Pirttilä, Pia Rattenhuber - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Better social protection coverage and greater benefits in developing countries would certainly be welcomed by many. More and better forms of social protection would reduce extreme poverty, build resilience against shocks and even help households to move out of poverty, by making it possible for...

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– How we are supporting the data revolution.
Kyle McNabb - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - UNU-WIDER, Helsinki

At the core of efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals lies a commitment to enhance domestic revenue mobilization. Strengthening capacity to collect tax and other revenue is key for developing countries as they move forward. Not only is this priority enshrined in SDG 17.1, it also sits...

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– A potential indicator of healthcare quality in China
Zhan Wang, Niying Li, Mengsi Jiang, Keith Dear, Chee-Ruey Hsieh - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To assess the characteristics and incidence of medical litigation in China and the potential usefulness of the records of such litigation as an indicator of healthcare quality. Methods: We investigated 13,620 cases of medical malpractice litigation that ended between 2010 and 2015...

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– Clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley, Véronique Filippi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To evaluate the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Methods: Between 26 May and 8 July 2015, we used clinical observations to assess care provision for 275 mother–neonate pairs at 26 hospitals. Data on...

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Peter J. Pronovost, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Lopa Basu, Mary Dixon-Woods - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Patient safety is a global public health issue, causing death and suffering in all types of patients and incurring costs in all countries. The global health community has made significant and sustained efforts to improve safety and quality of health services. Here, we propose that narratives...

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– A feasibility assessment
Barbara Madaj, Helen Smith, Matthews Mathai, Nathalie Roos, Nynke van den Broek - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To assess the feasibility of applying the World Health Organization’s proposed 15 indicators of quality of care for maternal and newborn health at health-facility level in low- and middle-income settings. Methods: Six of the indicators are about maternal health, five are for...

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– MicroZAMOD v1.0
Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso, Shebo Nalishebo, David McLennan, Mari Kangasniemi, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia. This work was carried out by Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) in collaboration with the project partners. in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived...

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– A cluster randomized trial, Kyrgyzstan
Marzia Lazzerini, Venera Shukurova, Marina Davletbaeva, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Tatiana Kulichenko, Yuri Akoev, Maya Bakradze, Tea Margieva, Ilya Mityushino, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, Elnura Boronbayeva, Aigul Kuttumuratova, Martin Willy Weber, Giorgio Tamburlini - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To determine whether periodic supportive supervision after a training course improved the quality of paediatric hospital care in Kyrgyzstan, where inappropriate care was common but in-hospital postnatal mortality was low. Methods: In a cluster, randomized, parallel-group trial, 10...

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Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku, Hannah H. Leslie - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse factors affecting variations in the observed quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care facilities in seven African countries. Methods: We pooled nationally representative data from service provision assessment surveys of health facilities in Kenya, Malawi,...

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Lisa M. Knowlton, Paulin Banguti, Smita Chackungal, Traychit Chanthasiri, Tiffany E Chao, Bernice Dahn, Milliard Derbew, Debashish Dhar, Micaela M. Esquivel, Faye Evans, Simon Hendel, Drake G LeBrun, Michelle Notrica, Iracema Saavedra-Pozo, Ross Shockley, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Boualy Vannavong, Kelly A McQueen, David A. Spain, Thomas G. Weiser - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Methods: In 2010–2014, we used a situational analysis tool to collect data at district and regional hospitals in Bangladesh (n = 14), the Plurinational State of Bolivia (n = 18), Ethiopia (n = 19), Guatemala (n = 20), the Lao People...

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– Meta-analyses of randomized trial data
Claudia Hanson, Sanni Kujala, Peter Waiswa, Tanya Marchant, Joanna Schellenberg - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To analyse the impact of community approaches to improving newborn health and survival in low-resource countries. Methods: We updated previous meta-analyses of published cluster randomized trials of community-based interventions for neonatal survival. For each study we extracted...

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– Measuring and improving quality
Maureen E. Canavan, Marie A. Brault, Dawit Tatek, Daniel Burssa, Ayele Teshome, Erika Linnander, Elizabeth H. Bradley - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Problem: Maternal and neonatal mortality remains high in low- and middle-income countries, with poor quality of intrapartum care as a barrier to further progress. Approach: We developed and tested a method of measuring the quality of maternal and neonatal care that could be embedded in a...

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– Measuring a neglected driver of improved health
Yoko Akachi, Margaret E Kruk - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The quality of care provided by health systems contributes towards efforts to reach sustainable development goal 3 on health and wellbeing. There is growing evidence that the impact of health interventions is undermined by poor quality of care in lower-income countries. Quality of care will...

– infection prevention and control practices in Kenya
Guadalupe Bedoya, Jishnu Das - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Primum non nocere — first, do no harm. This most basic tenet of medical care is routinely violated in clinics and hospitals around the world today. But the absence of routine data means that when it comes to improving patient safety, we are often in the dark. Available studies frequently...

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