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How to intervene in health markets

How can we intervene in health markets to achieve health system goals, particularly equity? In the previous step you saw that there are a number of regulatory approaches that can …

Private sector contributions

What patterns can we observe in the complex dynamics of mixed health systems? In this week we have already looked at some findings within the Lancet series on the private …

The role of the private sector in the health system

In your setting, are there any examples of ‘mixing’ of types of health financing and service provision (for example, publicly-funded privately-provided services, or privately-funded public services)? Please comment below.

Public-private mix in health systems

In week four we looked at private and public financing of health care, and recognised that both types of funding exist in almost all health systems. Of course, many health …

Improving quality of care

Kris summarised the quality bottlenecks into two domains: provider competency and provider effort and attitudes. Yet sometimes, health workers might have little power to change how they are managed by …

Data sources for measuring quality of care

One of the challenges of measuring quality care is data availability, as we mentioned earlier this week. Recently, the Health Data Collaborative at WHO reported that health workers spend 33% …