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Institutional Solutions to the Asymmetric Information Problem in Health and Development Services for the Poor

Future Health Systems

The world’s poorest pay for professional services and thus are in a “market,” whether the services are provided in the public or private sectors. The associated problems of unequal information are particularly acute in under governed countries, where state regulation is weak. We systematically review the evidence on solutions to these problems in a variety of professions. Payments by clients are more likely to have a positive effect on quality if they are made through locally-managed organizations rather than directly to individual practitioners, particularly if those organizations have an institutionalized history of other—regarding values and incorporate client participation.
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Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: An Agenda for Action

Future Health Systems

This is the third of a series of three papers addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). HPSR is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field identified by the topics and scope of questions asked rather than by methodology. The focus of discussion is HPSR in low- and middle-income countries. This article outlines an agenda for future action in HPSR.
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Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Social Science Matters

Future Health Systems

This is the second of a series of three papers addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). HPSR is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field identified by the topics and scope of questions asked rather than by methodology. The focus of discussion is HPSR in low- and middle-income countries. This article highlights the importance of social sciences for strengthening HPSR.
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Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Framing the Questions

Future Health Systems

This is the first of a series of three papers addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) developed with a number of partners following the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Montreux in November 2010. The article calls for greater attention to fundamental, exploratory, and explanatory types of HPSR; to the significance of the field for societal and national development, necessitating HPSR capacity building in low- and middle-income countries; and for greater literacy and application of a wide spectrum of methodologies.
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