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Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity

Marc Roberts, William Hsiao, Peter Berman, and Michael Reich


This book provides a framework for developing and analyzing health sector reforms, based on international experience. It offers practical guidance and stresses the need to take account of each country's economic, administrative, and political circumstances. The book explains how to design effective government interventions in five areas—financing, payment, organization, regulation, and behavior—to improve the performance and equity of health systems around the world. There are a number of critical features in the book's approach to health-sector reform. The first is to see the health sector as ... More

Keywords: health sector reform, government interventions, performance, equity, multidisciplinary approach, performance deficiencies, problem definition, causal diagnosis, policy development, ethical choices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195371505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Roberts, author
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

William Hsiao, author
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Peter Berman, author
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston