Health system innovations in Central America; lessons and impact of new approaches
Health system innovations in Central America; lessons and impact of new approaches.
Ed. by Gerard M. La Forgia.
The World Bank
World Bank working paper; no.57
La Forgia (a lead health specialist at the World Bank) presents six case studies of health system innovations in Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras that are linked by the common theme of introducing innovative and alternative financial, organizational, or delivery models. The case studies report on experiences in contracting for basic health services in rural settings, contracting primary care, developing a social security health insurance scheme, and operating an integrated community child health program. Following the case studies is a concluding essay on the lessons provided by Latin America for improving efficiency and impact in health care services.
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