Implementation strategies for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews

Authors: Pantoja, T., Opiyo, N., Lewin, S., Paulsen, E., Ciapponi, A., Wiysonge, C.S., Herrera, C.A., Rada, G., Peñaloza, B., Dudley, l., Gagnon, M.P., Garcia Marti, S., & Oxman A.D.,

Source:  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011086. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011086.pub2.

A key function of health systems is implementing interventions to improve health, but coverage of essential health interventions remains low in low-income countries. Implementing interventions can be challenging, particularly if it entails complex changes in clinical routines; in collaborative patterns among different healthcare providers and disciplines; in the behaviour of providers, patients or other stakeholders; or in the organisation of care. Decision-makers may use a range of strategies to implement health interventions, and these choices should be based on evidence of the strategies’ effectiveness.

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