Health systems that serve: What's the bottom line?

Donald A. Enarson, I. D. Rusen, C. Y. Chiang, A. D. Harries, N. E. Billo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

SETTING: Health services in low- and middle-income countries. BACKGROUND: The Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015. OBJECTIVE: Using a framework for evaluation of public health systems, to evaluate evidence that tuberculosis (TB) services contribute to strengthening the health systems. DESIGN: Critical evaluation of published material. RESULTS: The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 identifies strengthening the health systems as one of its components. Published material illustrates substantial improvement of quality of TB services over the past decade. However, even where these services have achieved a high level of quality, there is little evidence to indicate that other health services in the same locations show similar quality. CONCLUSION: Policies, strategies and actions to strengthen health systems through TB services will require specific plans and priorities to achieve their objectives; this will not occur as a natural effect of improving TB services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-809
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume13
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Tuberculosis
Health
Health Services
Quality Improvement
Public Health

Keywords

  • Health services
  • Low-income countries
  • Quality
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

Enarson, D. A., Rusen, I. D., Chiang, C. Y., Harries, A. D., & Billo, N. E. (2009). Health systems that serve: What's the bottom line? International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 13(7), 804-809.

Health systems that serve : What's the bottom line? / Enarson, Donald A.; Rusen, I. D.; Chiang, C. Y.; Harries, A. D.; Billo, N. E.

In: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol. 13, No. 7, 07.2009, p. 804-809.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enarson, DA, Rusen, ID, Chiang, CY, Harries, AD & Billo, NE 2009, 'Health systems that serve: What's the bottom line?', International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 804-809.
Enarson, Donald A. ; Rusen, I. D. ; Chiang, C. Y. ; Harries, A. D. ; Billo, N. E. / Health systems that serve : What's the bottom line?. In: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2009 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 804-809.
@article{93e32766b46846d9bbbbd7da90d72149,
title = "Health systems that serve: What's the bottom line?",
abstract = "SETTING: Health services in low- and middle-income countries. BACKGROUND: The Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015. OBJECTIVE: Using a framework for evaluation of public health systems, to evaluate evidence that tuberculosis (TB) services contribute to strengthening the health systems. DESIGN: Critical evaluation of published material. RESULTS: The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 identifies strengthening the health systems as one of its components. Published material illustrates substantial improvement of quality of TB services over the past decade. However, even where these services have achieved a high level of quality, there is little evidence to indicate that other health services in the same locations show similar quality. CONCLUSION: Policies, strategies and actions to strengthen health systems through TB services will require specific plans and priorities to achieve their objectives; this will not occur as a natural effect of improving TB services.",
keywords = "Health services, Low-income countries, Quality, Tuberculosis",
author = "Enarson, {Donald A.} and Rusen, {I. D.} and Chiang, {C. Y.} and Harries, {A. D.} and Billo, {N. E.}",
year = "2009",
month = "7",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "804--809",
journal = "International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease",
issn = "1027-3719",
publisher = "International Union against Tubercul. and Lung Dis.",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Health systems that serve

T2 - What's the bottom line?

AU - Enarson, Donald A.

AU - Rusen, I. D.

AU - Chiang, C. Y.

AU - Harries, A. D.

AU - Billo, N. E.

PY - 2009/7

Y1 - 2009/7

N2 - SETTING: Health services in low- and middle-income countries. BACKGROUND: The Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015. OBJECTIVE: Using a framework for evaluation of public health systems, to evaluate evidence that tuberculosis (TB) services contribute to strengthening the health systems. DESIGN: Critical evaluation of published material. RESULTS: The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 identifies strengthening the health systems as one of its components. Published material illustrates substantial improvement of quality of TB services over the past decade. However, even where these services have achieved a high level of quality, there is little evidence to indicate that other health services in the same locations show similar quality. CONCLUSION: Policies, strategies and actions to strengthen health systems through TB services will require specific plans and priorities to achieve their objectives; this will not occur as a natural effect of improving TB services.

AB - SETTING: Health services in low- and middle-income countries. BACKGROUND: The Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015. OBJECTIVE: Using a framework for evaluation of public health systems, to evaluate evidence that tuberculosis (TB) services contribute to strengthening the health systems. DESIGN: Critical evaluation of published material. RESULTS: The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 identifies strengthening the health systems as one of its components. Published material illustrates substantial improvement of quality of TB services over the past decade. However, even where these services have achieved a high level of quality, there is little evidence to indicate that other health services in the same locations show similar quality. CONCLUSION: Policies, strategies and actions to strengthen health systems through TB services will require specific plans and priorities to achieve their objectives; this will not occur as a natural effect of improving TB services.

KW - Health services

KW - Low-income countries

KW - Quality

KW - Tuberculosis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67651222659&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67651222659&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 19555528

AN - SCOPUS:67651222659

VL - 13

SP - 804

EP - 809

JO - International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

JF - International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

SN - 1027-3719

IS - 7

ER -