Legacies of primary health care in an age of health sector reform: Vietnam's commune clinics in transition.

@article{Fritzen2007LegaciesOP,
  title={Legacies of primary health care in an age of health sector reform: Vietnam's commune clinics in transition.},
  author={Scott A. Fritzen},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={
          1611-23
        }
}
Developing countries that were early, enthusiastic adopters of primary health care often developed an extensive - but eventually dilapidated and under utilized - network of public clinics at the grassroots. As paradigms and investment patterns of health sector reform have shifted, the question of what role these public clinics can meaningfully play, and how best to revitalize them, has become important in a number of countries. This paper evaluates the strategy taken by, and outcomes of, a… CONTINUE READING

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