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Governing Quality in Health Care on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: A Review of the Literature and 25 Country Experiences.

Cico, Altea, Sharon Nakhimovsky, Lisa Tarantino, Kelley Ambrose, Lopa Basu, Surabhi Batt, Ruben Frescas, Kelley Laird, Kedar Mate, Lauren Peterson, Cristina Sciuto, and Rachel Stepka


January 10, 2017
As countries work to promote and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), maintaining and improving quality in health care is emerging as a priority. While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on quality of care in the context of UHC.

Responding to this need, the Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) conducted a literature review to attempt to document global experience in institutional roles and relationships governing quality of care in the health sector, and to identify successful features or factors when structuring institutional roles, responsibilities, and relationships. 

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Sub-Saharan Africa
United Kingdom & Europe
Latin America & the Caribbean