Health Planning for Effective Management

Health Planning for Effective Management

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Extending the ideas presented in the highly successful Health Planning: Qualitative Aspects and Quantitative Techniques (1972), this book looks at practical aspects of implementing primary health care programmes. The book's three sections cover: the policy issues and conceptual framework for planning, implementation, and evaluation; essential methods of planning for effective implementation; and specific tools and techniques in programme management. Part I contains chapters on the planning process itself, as well as management, evaluation, and health systems research. Part II considers the economic, political, epidemiological, demographic, and other disciplinary components of planning that contribute methods for health needs assessment and resources allocation. Specific analytical techniques presented in Part III relate to decision analysis, network analysis, survey techniques, cost-effectiveness appraisal, and many other areas. This practical text, aimed at public health students and administrators, emphasizes the difficult task of providing essential health services to scattered rural populations, in developing countries with limited resources.
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  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 16mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 23 figures and tables
  • 0195053370
  • 9780195053371

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covers all aspects of planning for health in developing countries * Rural Development Abstracts * This will be the standard textbook on international health planning for years to come, and should be recommended as a reference work. * The Health Service Journal *
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Table of contents

THE INTEGRATION OF PLANNING WITH ACTION: The process, structure and functions of planning; Management analysis; Health systems research in relation to planning; Health services program evaluation; THE PLANNING PROCESS: CONCEPTS, METHODS AND STRATEGIES: An overview of the planning process; Political aspects of planning; Economic aspects of health planning; The demographic base for health planning; Epidemiologic base for health planning; Health manpower planning;
Planning health facilities; Financial analysis; Community involvement; Organizational structure and process; TOWARD PLAN IMPLEMENTATION: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS; Tools for improving the process of planning; Sample surveys; Population estimates and projections; Measurement of
health needs and services utilization; Manpower analysis; Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of health programs; Synthesis of health needs and resources.
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