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Health Systems and Reform

Health Systems and Reform First journal dedicated to bridging research, theory and analysis with knowledge and experience in h Editors-in-Chief

Michael R. Reich
Harvard T.H.

Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA, US

Associate Editors

Health System Financing
William Hsiao - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, US

Health System Management
Tricia J. Johnson - Rush University, Chicago, IL,US

Public Health
David Peters - Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Baltimore, MD, US

Health Policy
Elias Mossialos โ€“ The London School

Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA, US

Associate Editors

Health System Financing
William Hsiao - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, US

Health System Management
Tricia J. Johnson - Rush University, Chicago, IL,US

Public Health
David Peters - Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Baltimore, MD, US

Health Policy
Elias Mossialos โ€“ The London School

Have you thought about the impact of COVID-19 on financing UHC progress? In this paper, the authors consider the implica...
04/26/2022

Have you thought about the impact of COVID-19 on financing UHC progress? In this paper, the authors consider the implications of the crisis to identify policies that can safeguard progress and protect health for all in the decades to come.

Read it here: https://buff.ly/3DSvnVD

Making progress toward Universal Health Coverage will require better benefits packages and financial protection to meet ...
04/24/2022

Making progress toward Universal Health Coverage will require better benefits packages and financial protection to meet the health needs of older adults, especially the poorest and most vulnerable segments of elderly populations.

Learn more and share: https://buff.ly/3xb1KgZ

Policies aiming to reduce health inequities should not only foster more equitable service coverage but also focus on the...
04/22/2022

Policies aiming to reduce health inequities should not only foster more equitable service coverage but also focus on the social determinants of health.

Learn more about how inequalities in child health outcomes are related to socioeconomic inequalities: https://buff.ly/3v3xBha

In this article, Gaudin & Yazbeck demonstrated that Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) can be used beyond the country lev...
04/20/2022

In this article, Gaudin & Yazbeck demonstrated that Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) can be used beyond the country level to reveal dominant patterns in health-system challenges and opportunities in developing countries.

Read it now: https://buff.ly/3ukaAYf

Learn more about the systematic review by Watson, Yazbeck & Hartel of published research on health insurance and equity,...
04/18/2022

Learn more about the systematic review by Watson, Yazbeck & Hartel of published research on health insurance and equity, and the evidence on what works and what does not in serving the needs of the poor in the health sector.

Read it now: https://buff.ly/3r5PdYs

Through the Flagship Framework, Ozcelik and colleagues investigated how the organization of primary health care delivery...
04/16/2022

Through the Flagship Framework, Ozcelik and colleagues investigated how the organization of primary health care delivery in Brazil and Turkey can lead to measurable improvements in access to care ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Learn more: https://buff.ly/3KmVFSm

Attending both the operation and financing of Indiaโ€™s health care system and the Social Determinants of Health is needed...
04/14/2022

Attending both the operation and financing of Indiaโ€™s health care system and the Social Determinants of Health is needed to tackle the leading drivers of observed inequalities in forgone care for maternal and child health services across India.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/3DObj6S

Despite the achievements over the last 30 years, the Brazilian health system still faces challenges to guarantee financi...
04/12/2022

Despite the achievements over the last 30 years, the Brazilian health system still faces challenges to guarantee financial protection to all Brazilians, particularly the poor ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

Explore one of our Special Issue's research articles by Araujo & Coelho: https://buff.ly/3JfD6hH

Health financing reforms and safety nets are needed to reduce the financial consequences of ill-health in terms of incre...
04/10/2022

Health financing reforms and safety nets are needed to reduce the financial consequences of ill-health in terms of increased health expenditure and reduced agricultural productivity.

Learn more from the evidence in rural Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น https://buff.ly/3KovWt4

In one of the research articles from our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems, Capuno, Kraft & O'Donnell estimated...
04/07/2022

In one of the research articles from our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems, Capuno, Kraft & O'Donnell estimated inpatient costs paid by the Philippines' National Health Insurance Program (PhilHealth) to learn how prepayment varies with the level of healthcare costs and between poorer and richer patients ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

Learn more in this open-access paper: https://buff.ly/37mGnP4

In one of our recent articles, the authors explore how the demographic characteristics of Indian Members of Parliament a...
03/31/2022

In one of our recent articles, the authors explore how the demographic characteristics of Indian Members of Parliament are associated with child malnutrition and mortality throughout India, both of which remain major public health issues.

Read it now: https://buff.ly/3IX6hWT

The pandemic has increased the vulnerability of migrants around the world. Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on people ...
03/14/2022

The pandemic has increased the vulnerability of migrants around the world. Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on people on the move in Southern Africa land border communities, and the policy and practice challenges affecting both the cross-border migrants and host communities.

Our open-access commentary is available here: https://buff.ly/35XCRdF

In 2021, authors from all over the world shared their research in our journal on many of the most pressing challenges fo...
03/07/2022

In 2021, authors from all over the world shared their research in our journal on many of the most pressing challenges for health systems. Vol. 7, Issue 1 of 2021, includes a great and diverse collection of analyses and discussions from Ethiopia, Armenia, Cameroon, India, Nigeria, Canada, Russia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Mexico and South Africa! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Read them now: https://buff.ly/3CtwTgn

Learn more about how 45 countries are designing essential packages of health services as a policy tool. In this article,...
03/03/2022

Learn more about how 45 countries are designing essential packages of health services as a policy tool. In this article, the authors introduce new tools and methods for UHC policy analysts and researchers.

Read it now! https://buff.ly/3pyyOep

Dear readers, authors, and friends,Health Systems & Reform has just completed its 7th year of publication, including two...
02/05/2022

Dear readers, authors, and friends,

Health Systems & Reform has just completed its 7th year of publication, including two years as a fully Open Access journal. Our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Michael R. Reich, shares some results and great news, and thanks all of you for helping us grow our community.

Adam Wagstaff was passionate about putting research into practice. "He did so in many ways, all of which have profoundly...
01/24/2022

Adam Wagstaff was passionate about putting research into practice. "He did so in many ways, all of which have profoundly and lastingly influenced health policy worldwide." โ€“ Mamta Murthi & Muhammad Ali Pate.

Read more about Wagstaff's legacy: https://buff.ly/31Hw3i4

Indiaโ€™s quest to achieve pro-poor UHC should be supported with robust health financing equity analysis.Chatterjee & Smit...
01/20/2022

Indiaโ€™s quest to achieve pro-poor UHC should be supported with robust health financing equity analysis.

Chatterjee & Smith contribute to this goal by assessing the equity and effectiveness of public spending on health in Odisha, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Learn more: https://buff.ly/3qcQ21A

The Romanian experience presents three lessons for generating political priority to address inequitable access to high-q...
01/17/2022

The Romanian experience presents three lessons for generating political priority to address inequitable access to high-quality primary health care reforms ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด

Explore authors' findings in this Special Issue research article by Wang, Adanna Chukwuma, Radu Comsa, Tania Dmytraczenko, Estelle Gong & Lidia Onofre: https://buff.ly/3r2BuRm

Learn more about the first analysis of trends in socioeconomic-related inequalities in health-adjusted life expectancy.T...
01/13/2022

Learn more about the first analysis of trends in socioeconomic-related inequalities in health-adjusted life expectancy.

These findings indicate how far South Africa has come in achieving its goal of improving population health outcomes: https://buff.ly/3n99dr1

Happy 2022! If you missed our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems, you can find it right here. The issue was all ...
01/10/2022

Happy 2022! If you missed our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems, you can find it right here. The issue was all about health sector inequalities and empirical health sector research.

Curious? Read the issue's introduction by our Guest Editors: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1968326

During these last two months, we have been sharing commentaries and research articles from our Special Issue on Equity a...
11/29/2021

During these last two months, we have been sharing commentaries and research articles from our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems in Honor of Adam Wagstaff.

Learn more about how Adam's legacy as a researcher, leader and mentor shaped this issue: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1968564

Authors, friends and colleagues: Eddy Van Doorslaer, Owen O'Donnell, Davidson Gwatkin, Abdo Yazbeck, Magnus Lindelow, Caryn Bredenkamp, Winnie Yip, Sarah Bales, Diane McIntyre, Deon Filmer, Damien de Walque, Agnรจs Couffinhal & Reem Hafez.

Have you thought about the impact of COVID-19 on financing UHC progress? In this paper, Susan Powers Sparkes, Patrick Eo...
11/25/2021

Have you thought about the impact of COVID-19 on financing UHC progress?

In this paper, Susan Powers Sparkes, Patrick Eozenou, David Evans, Christoph Kurowski, Joseph Kutzin & Ajay Tandon consider the implications of the crisis to identify policies that can safeguard progress and protect health for all in the decades to come.

Read it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1929796

#health #covid #UHC #health4all

Making progress toward Universal Health Coverage will require better benefits packages and financial protection to meet ...
11/22/2021

Making progress toward Universal Health Coverage will require better benefits packages and financial protection to meet the health needs of older adults, and especially the poorest and most vulnerable segments of elderly populations.

Learn more and share: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1911067

Authors: Patrick Eozenou, Sven Neelsen & Marc-Francoise Smitz

Policies aiming to reduce health inequities should not only foster more equitable service coverage but also focus on the...
11/15/2021

Policies aiming to reduce health inequities should not only foster more equitable service coverage but also focus on the social determinants of health.

Learn more about how inequalities in child health outcomes are related to socioeconomic inequalities: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1934955

In this article, Sylvestre Gaudin & Abdo Yazbeck demonstrate that Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) can be used beyond t...
11/12/2021

In this article, Sylvestre Gaudin & Abdo Yazbeck demonstrate that Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) can be used beyond the country level to reveal dominant patterns in health-system challenges and opportunities in developing countries.

Read it now: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1902671

#health #healthsystems #healthcare #healtheconomics

Learn more about the systematic review by Julia Watson, Abdo Yazbeck & Lauren Hartel of published research on health ins...
11/08/2021

Learn more about the systematic review by Julia Watson, Abdo Yazbeck & Lauren Hartel of published research on health insurance and equity, and the evidence on what works and what does not in serving the needs of the poor in the health sector.

Read it now: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1917092

#health #research #healthsystems #healthpolicy

Through the Flagship Framework, authors Ece Ozcelik, Adriano Massuda, Marcia Castro & Enis BarฤฑลŸ investigate how the org...
11/04/2021

Through the Flagship Framework, authors Ece Ozcelik, Adriano Massuda, Marcia Castro & Enis BarฤฑลŸ investigate how the organization of primary health care delivery in Brazil and Turkey can lead to measurable improvements in access to care ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Learn more: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1939931

#healthcare #brazil #turkey #healthsystems #primaryhealthcare

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Dear readers, authors, and friends, Health Systems & Reform has just completed its 7th year of publication, including two years as a fully Open Access journal. Our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Michael R. Reich, shares some results and great news, and thanks all of you for helping us grow our community.
Adam Wagstaff was passionate about putting research into practice. "He did so in many ways, all of which have profoundly and lastingly influenced health policy worldwide." โ€“ Mamta Murthi & Muhammad Ali Pate. Read more about Wagstaff's legacy: https://buff.ly/31Hw3i4
Indiaโ€™s quest to achieve pro-poor UHC should be supported with robust health financing equity analysis. Chatterjee & Smith contribute to this goal by assessing the equity and effectiveness of public spending on health in Odisha, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Learn more: https://buff.ly/3qcQ21A
The Romanian experience presents three lessons for generating political priority to address inequitable access to high-quality primary health care reforms ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Explore authors' findings in this Special Issue research article by Wang, Adanna Chukwuma, Radu Comsa, Tania Dmytraczenko, Estelle Gong & Lidia Onofre: https://buff.ly/3r2BuRm
Learn more about the first analysis of trends in socioeconomic-related inequalities in health-adjusted life expectancy. These findings indicate how far South Africa has come in achieving its goal of improving population health outcomes: https://buff.ly/3n99dr1
Happy 2022! If you missed our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems, you can find it right here. The issue was all about health sector inequalities and empirical health sector research. Curious? Read the issue's introduction by our Guest Editors: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1968326
During these last two months, we have been sharing commentaries and research articles from our Special Issue on Equity and Health Systems in Honor of Adam Wagstaff. Learn more about how Adam's legacy as a researcher, leader and mentor shaped this issue: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1968564 Authors, friends and colleagues: Eddy Van Doorslaer, Owen O'Donnell, Davidson Gwatkin, Abdo Yazbeck, Magnus Lindelow, Caryn Bredenkamp, Winnie Yip, Sarah Bales, Diane McIntyre, Deon Filmer, Damien de Walque, Agnรจs Couffinhal & Reem Hafez.
Have you thought about the impact of COVID-19 on financing UHC progress? In this paper, Susan Powers Sparkes, Patrick Eozenou, David Evans, Christoph Kurowski, Joseph Kutzin & Ajay Tandon consider the implications of the crisis to identify policies that can safeguard progress and protect health for all in the decades to come. Read it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1929796 #health #covid #UHC #health4all
Making progress toward Universal Health Coverage will require better benefits packages and financial protection to meet the health needs of older adults, and especially the poorest and most vulnerable segments of elderly populations. Learn more and share: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1911067 Authors: Patrick Eozenou, Sven Neelsen & Marc-Francoise Smitz
Policies aiming to reduce health inequities should not only foster more equitable service coverage but also focus on the social determinants of health. Learn more about how inequalities in child health outcomes are related to socioeconomic inequalities: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1934955
In this article, Sylvestre Gaudin & Abdo Yazbeck demonstrate that Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) can be used beyond the country level to reveal dominant patterns in health-system challenges and opportunities in developing countries. Read it now: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1902671 #health #healthsystems #healthcare #healtheconomics
Learn more about the systematic review by Julia Watson, Abdo Yazbeck & Lauren Hartel of published research on health insurance and equity, and the evidence on what works and what does not in serving the needs of the poor in the health sector. Read it now: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2021.1917092 #health #research #healthsystems #healthpolicy