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Reforming the health sector in developing countries: the central role of policy analysis.
  • G. Walt, L. Gilson
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Health policy and planning
  • 1 December 1994
Policy analysis is an established discipline in the industrialized world, yet its application to developing countries has been limited. The health sector in particular appears to have been neglected.Expand
Trust and the development of health care as a social institution.
  • L. Gilson
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1 April 2003
Health systems are inherently relational and so many of the most critical challenges for health systems are relationship and behaviour problems. Yet the disciplinary perspectives that underlieExpand
‘Doing’ health policy analysis: methodological and conceptual reflections and challenges
The case for undertaking policy analysis has been made by a number of scholars and practitioners. However, there has been much less attention given to how to do policy analysis, what researchExpand
'We are bitter but we are satisfied': nurses as street-level bureaucrats in South Africa.
This study investigates how a group of nurses based in busy urban primary care health clinics experienced the implementation of the free care (the removal of fees) and other South African nationalExpand
The terrain of health policy analysis in low and middle income countries: a review of published literature 1994–2007
This article provides the first ever review of literature analysing the health policy processes of low and middle income countries (LMICs). Based on a systematic search of published literature usingExpand
The lessons of user fee experience in Africa.
  • L. Gilson
  • Business, Medicine
  • Health policy and planning
  • 1997
This paper reviews the experience of implementing user fees in Africa. It describes the two main approaches to implementing user fees that have been applied in African countries, the standard and theExpand
Inequalities in health care use and expenditures: empirical data from eight developing countries and countries in transition.
This paper summarizes eight country studies of inequality in the health sector. The analyses use household data to examine the distribution of service use and health expenditures. Each study dividesExpand
Affordability, availability and acceptability barriers to health care for the chronically ill: Longitudinal case studies from South Africa
BackgroundThere is an increasing burden of chronic illness in low and middle income countries, driven by TB/HIV, as well as non-communicable diseases. Few health systems are organized to meet theExpand
Factors influencing implementation of the Community Health Fund in Tanzania.
Although prepayment schemes are being hailed internationally as part of a solution to health care financing problems in low-income countries, literature has raised problems with such schemes. ThisExpand