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A Patient-Centered Understanding of the Referral System in Ethiopian Primary Health Care Units

Background Primary healthcare systems in sub-Saharan Africa have undergone substantial development in an effort to expand access to appropriate facilities through a well-functioning referral system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current patterns of seeking prior care before arriving at a health center or a hospital as a key aspect of the referral system of the...

The Ethiopian Health Extension Program and Variation in Health Systems Performance: What Matters?

Background Primary health care services are fundamental to improving health and health equity, particularly in the context of low and middle-income settings where resources are scarce. During the past decade, Ethiopia undertook an ambitious investment in primary health care known as the Ethiopian Health Extension Program that recorded impressive gains in several health outcomes...

Integrating new practices: a qualitative study of how hospital innovations become routine

Background Hospital quality improvement efforts absorb substantial time and resources, but many innovations fail to integrate into organizational routines, undermining the potential to sustain the new practices. Despite a well-developed literature on the initial implementation of new practices, we have limited knowledge about the mechanisms by which integration occurs. Methods We...

Empowerment and use of antenatal care among women in Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Bradley 1 0 Department of Women , Children and Family Health Science , University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing , Chicago, IL , USA 1 Department of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School

Experiences of leadership in health care in sub-Saharan Africa

Background Leadership is widely regarded as central to effective health-care systems, and resources are increasingly devoted to the cultivation of strong health-care leadership. Nevertheless, the literature regarding leadership capacity building has been developed primarily in the context of high-income settings. Less research has been done on leadership in low-income settings...

"There's no kind of respect here" A qualitative study of racism and access to maternal health care among Romani women in the Balkans

Introduction Roma, the largest minority group in Europe, face widespread racism and health disadvantage. Using qualitative data from Serbia and Macedonia, our objective was to develop a conceptual framework showing how three levels of racism--personal, internalized, and institutional--affect access to maternal health care among Romani women. Methods Eight focus groups of Romani...

Recruitment and Retention of Mental Health Workers in Ghana

Elizabeth Bradley 0 Jerson Laks, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0 1 School of Public Health, Yale University , New Haven , Connecticut, United States of America, 2 University of Ghana Medical

Health Insurance Benefit Design and Healthcare Utilization in Northern Rural China

Heather Sipsma 0 Elizabeth Bradley 0 James LoGerfo, University of Washington, United States of America 0 1 Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University , New

Rethinking health systems strengthening: key systems thinking tools and strategies for transformational change

While reaching consensus on future plans to address current global health challenges is far from easy, there is broad agreement that reductionist approaches that suggest a limited set of targeted interventions to improve health around the world are inadequate. We argue that a comprehensive systems perspective should guide health practice, education, research and policy. We...

Access and quality of rural healthcare: Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative

Objective More than half the world's population lives in rural areas; however, we have limited evidence about how to strengthen rural healthcare services. We sought to determine the impact of a systems-based approach to improving rural care, the Ethiopian Millennium Rural Initiative, on key healthcare services indicators.

Toward a Consensus on Guiding Principles for Health Systems Strengthening

Based upon a review of the literature, Robert Chad Swanson and colleagues present a set of guiding principles for health systems strengthening.