Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563895 ISBN-10    9241563893
Order Number    11500776
Price    CHF    12.50 / US$    15.00 Developing countries:    CHF    8.75
English     2009        107   pages
Summary
This report investigates how systems thinking can deepen the conceptual and practical underpinnings of system strengthening initiatives. This Flagship Report from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research makes the case for systems thinking in an easily accessible form for a broad interdisciplinary audience, including health system stewards, programme implementers, researchers, evaluators and funding partners.

It presents:

. What systems thinking is, and what it means for the health system
. A health systems case illustration that demonstrates the "Ten Steps to Systems Thinking" - practical guidance in applying the systems perspective
. The challenges and opportunities to applying systems thinking in real-world settings
. An agenda for expanding the use of systems thinking for health systems strengthening.