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Week 1, Comparative Health Care Systems

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Week 1, Comparative Health Care Systems PHP 1100

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Comparative Healthcare Systems
Dr. Omar Galarraga
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Date Created: 02/04/16
Comparative Health Care Systems 02/02/2016 ▯ ▯ Lecture 2 ▯  Low and middle income countries  18% of income  11% of global spending  93% of disease ▯ ▯ 3 dimensions to consider when moving towards universal coverage ▯ ▯ Micro vs. macro levels  Micro: individual agents  Consumers, producers  Macro: aggregation at district, sub-national, national and regional levels  How do you aggregate?  “digital backbone” o Without “digital backbone”, very difficult to collect data and information ▯ ▯ Higher GDP per capita  Increased labor productivity o Increased school attendance  Increased child health and nutrition  Improved adult health and nutrition  Increased access to natural resources and global economy Interactions  How do agents interact? o Market system vs. other types of exchange  What is the currency? o Money, intensity of lobbying, effective organization  Disenfranchised groups lack all types of currency ▯ ▯ Macro systems  Complexity  Interrelatedness  Cyclical process ▯ ▯ Health system are: self organizing, constantly changing, tightly linked, governed by feedback, non-linear, history dependent, counter-intuitive, resistant to change ▯  Health as a “social good”, not just individual or “economic good”  government intervention  Societal income matters, but institutions matter even more..  Ex: famine—problem is not lack of food, but lack of infrastructure, political will, democratic institutions ▯ ▯ Who has political power?  Who gets what, when and how  Who takes care for the “little guy”? ▯ ▯ Alignment of incentives  Political and economic process can benefit all populations if there are common interests and aligned incentives o Medicare Part D—pharmacy benefits o PEPFAR coverage  President’s emergency plan for AIDS relief  15 billion invested in HIV prevention and treatment  subsidy to pharmaceutical companies  For healthcare reform, system’s incentives must be aligned ▯ ▯ Choosing most cost-effective question  How?  Quest for common ground  “basic health benefits within the context of social priorities” ▯ ▯ 1) Aligning policies, priorities and perspectives among donors and national policy-makers ▯ 2) Managing and coordinating partnerships and expectations among system stakeholders ▯ 3) Implementing and fostering ownership of interventions at the national and sub-national level ▯ 4) Building capacity at the country level to apply a stems analytic perspective ▯ ▯ I. Intervention Design ▯ 1) Convene stakeholders ▯ 2) Collectively brainstorm ▯ 3) Conceptualize effects ▯ 4) Adapt and redesign ▯ ▯ II. Evaluation Design ▯ 5) Determine indicators  process indicators—are more people coming to clinic, are more people being hired, are more people taking necessary drugs ▯ 6) Choose methods ▯ 7) Select design ▯ 8) Develop plan and timeline ▯ 9) Set a budget ▯ 10) Source funding ▯ ▯ Key issues  Financial incentives  User fees and alternative health financing strategies  Task shifting  Vertical programs vs integrated primary health-care  Quality improvement strategies ▯ ▯


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