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Bring order to unregulated health markets

Future Health Systems

In this commentary in Nature, the authors argue that the rapid expansion of health markets in Asia and Africa has made medicines, information and primary-care services available in all but the most remote areas. But it also creates problems with drug safety and efficiency, equity of treatment and the cost of care. Poorly trained practitioners often prescribe unnecessary pills or injections, with patients bearing the expense and the costs to their health. Counterfeit drugs are rife and drug resistance is growing. Bringing order to unruly health markets is a major challenge.
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Understanding pathways for scaling up health services through the lens of complex adaptive systems

Future Health Systems

Despite increased prominence and funding of global health initiatives, efforts to scale up health services in developing countries are falling short of the expectations of the Millennium Development Goals. Arguing that the dominant assumptions for scaling up are inadequate, we propose that interpreting change in health systems through the lens of complex adaptive systems (CAS) provides better models of pathways for scaling up.
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FHS Podcast 1: Complexity, complexity, complexity

Future Health Systems

In this first podcast from Future Health Systems, Jeff Knezovich finds out what complexity science is, and how a complex adaptive systems approach can help scale up health systems interventions. We find out from Ben Ramalingam about the history of complexity science, while Professor David Peters explains a few key concepts of complex adaptive systems.
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Implementation of National Essential Drug Policy: Analysis from a Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective / 复杂适应系统理论视角下国家基本药物制度的实施分析

Future Health Systems

Xiao, Y. et al. (2011) Implementation of National Essential Drug Policy: Analysis from a Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective. Chinese General Practice, Volume 14, 5A: 1419-1421.
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