Formulating a health quality improvement strategy for a developing country

Formulating a health quality improvement strategy for a developing country The purpose of this paper is to present the idea of a national health quality plan as a way of mobilising and organising effort towards quality improvement, and stimulate debate and interest in the West in the subject, showing how quality improvement can be developed and invigorated by engaging in issues arising from quality strategies in developing countries. Considers why developing countries are concerned to improve the quality of health care and the different methods which can be used. Stresses the importance of recognising the starting‐point and what can help and hinder this work. Concentrates on improving the quality of health care, rather than the wider and important question of improving health. Concludes that developing countries do have the exerptise and that extra resources are needed, mostly for training and supervision. Opines that if implementation is not managed then the investment will be wasted. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

Formulating a health quality improvement strategy for a developing country

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/09526860410563177
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the idea of a national health quality plan as a way of mobilising and organising effort towards quality improvement, and stimulate debate and interest in the West in the subject, showing how quality improvement can be developed and invigorated by engaging in issues arising from quality strategies in developing countries. Considers why developing countries are concerned to improve the quality of health care and the different methods which can be used. Stresses the importance of recognising the starting‐point and what can help and hinder this work. Concentrates on improving the quality of health care, rather than the wider and important question of improving health. Concludes that developing countries do have the exerptise and that extra resources are needed, mostly for training and supervision. Opines that if implementation is not managed then the investment will be wasted.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

Keywords: Health education; Developing countries; Quality improvement; Strategic management

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