Maximizing Quality of Care in Health Sector Reform: The Role of Quality Assurance Strategies

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This paper explores the important role of quality assurance as an integral part of health sector reform. It presents a model for health sector reform, introduces the basic principles of quality assurance, and briefly reviews the Latin American and Caribbean region's experience with both types of health system intervention. In addition to providing a conceptual framework, this paper presents a scheme for analyzing health sector reforms from the point of view of quality. The report underscores the importance of including quality assurance strategies when health sector reforms are initiated and outlines future directions for methodology development and research (2005, 36 pages).

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