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The experience of health care in mixed health systems

Mixed health systems in low and middle income countries have several common features; understanding these is key to reform efforts.

There are several characteristics of mixed health systems in low and middle incomes countries that are driven in part by consumer preferences, their perceptions of the quality of services offered by different providers, and the responsiveness of services to consumer preferences.

Reflect on the importance placed on responsiveness and gaining/maintaining consumer trust by the major providers in your setting. What might drive providers to be more focused on these areas?

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