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Governance and AccountabilityBusse, Reinhard, et al. “Strategic Purchasing to Improve Health System Performance: Key Issues and International Trends.” HealthcarePapers, vol. 8, no. sp, 2007, pp. 62–76., doi:10.12927/hcpap.2007.19221.Strategic purchasing should lead to a maximization of overall health gain from available resources (i.e., increased allocative efficiency). It addresses one of the main problems traditionally encountered by health planners: bridging the gap between plans and the budgetary allocation of resources.
EnglishResearch Article
Governance and AccountabilityCashin, Cheryl, et al. “Unleashing the Potential of Strategic Purchasing.” HFG Series: Advances in Health Finance & Governance, Feb. 2018.This brief highlights four factors that the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project has learned are essential to take into account when considering strategic purchasing implementation., French Brief
Governance and AccountabilityOgbuabor, Daniel Chukwuemeka, and Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe. “Scaling-up Strategic Purchasing: Analysis of Health System Governance Imperatives for Strategic Purchasing in a Free Maternal and Child Healthcare Programme in Enugu State, Nigeria.” BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, no. 1, May 2018, doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3078-x.The study provides evidence of the governance requirements to scale up strategic purchasing in free healthcare policies in Nigeria and other low-resource settings using similar approaches. article
Governance and AccountabilityEtiaba, Enyi, et al. “Strategic Purchasing for Universal Health Coverage: Examining the Purchaser–Provider Relationship within a Social Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria.” BMJ Global Health, vol. 3, no. 5, 2018, doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000917.This study critically assesses purchasing arrangements between NHIS, HMOs and healthcare providers and determines how the arrangements function from a strategic purchasing perspective within the Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme (FSSHIP) in Nigeria Article
Governance and AccountabilityHawkins, Loraine. “Governance for Strategic Purchasing of Health Services.” World Health Organization.This is a short presentation on the WHO's Analytical Framework for Governance for Strategic Purchasing of Health Services. Presentation at Health System Research 2018 Symposium
Governance and AccountabilityMathauer, Inke, et al. “Strategic Purchasing for Universal Health Coverage: Key Policy Issues and Questions.” World Health Organization, 2017, WHO/HIS/HGF/Health Financing Working Paper/17.8.The purpose of this document is to outline and frame key policy issues and questions that are considered critical for reforms to shift towards strategic purchasing. Paper
Governance and AccountabilitySanderson, Joe, et al. “What’s Needed to Develop Strategic Purchasing in Healthcare? Policy Lessons from a Realist Review.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 8, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 4–17., doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.93.This paper proposes that the theories of economics of organization (EOO) are insufficient for a full understanding of strategic purchasing in healthcare, because they focus on safeguarding against poor performance and ignore the coordination and adaptation needed to improve performance. The paper suggest that insights from other, complementary theories are needed. Article
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