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Title: Health care reform in Kyrgyzstan : "Becoming a lion"
Authors: Savas, B.Serdar
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Many governments in the WHO European Region are reviewing their health care systems and the suitability of their existing approaches to financing, organizing and delivering health care services. A growing literature describes the experience of health care system reform, but it has paid more attention to the technical content of reform programmes than to strategies for managing change. This imbalance needs to be addressed if the gap between plans for reform and their implementation on the ground is to close. This document is intended to address this imbalance by describing and analysing the process of change in one country attempting to reform its health care system. In 1994 the Government of Kyrgyzstan decided to embark on a programme to reform the whole of its health sector, committing itself to a process of change with three main features: the development of a strategic vision of change on the basis of wide-ranging and participatory policy development; the development of individual and organizational capabilities; and active coordination of donor input. It is hoped that the description of the change process in the Kyrgyz health sector will contribute to the debate on what makes change happen in health systems
Description: EURO ONLINE
56 p.
Subject: Health Care Reform
Strategic planning
Health Services Administration
National Health Programs
Delivery of Health Care
Staff Development
International Cooperation
Health Policy
Context: organization and administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health Management and Planning
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5017691
Other Identifiers: 9289011769
Appears in Collections:Technical documents

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