Delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews

  • Protocol
  • Overview

Authors

  • Agustín Ciapponi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Southern American Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Argentine Cochrane Centre IECS, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
    • Agustín Ciapponi, Argentine Cochrane Centre IECS, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Southern American Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, C1414CPV - C1181ACH, Argentina. agustin.ciapponi@hospitalitaliano.org.ar. aciapponi@gmail.com.

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  • Simon Lewin,

    1. Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway
    2. Medical Research Council of South Africa, Health Systems Research Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa
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  • Gabriel Bastías,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
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  • Lilian Dudley,

    1. Stellenbosch University, Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Signe Flottorp,

    1. Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
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  • Marie-Pierre Gagnon,

    1. Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec (CRCHUQ) - Hôpital St-François d'Assise, Québec, QC, Canada
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  • Sebastian Garcia Marti,

    1. Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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  • Claire Glenton,

    1. Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway
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  • Cristian A Herrera,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
    2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Santiago, Chile
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  • Charles I Okwundu,

    1. Stellenbosch University, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care,Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Newton Opiyo,

    1. Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Child and Newborn Health Group, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Andrew D Oxman,

    1. Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway
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  • Tomas Pantoja,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Santiago, Chile
    2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
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  • Elizabeth Paulsen,

    1. Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway
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  • Blanca Peñaloza,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Santiago, Chile
    2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
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  • Gabriel Rada,

    1. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Santiago, Chile
    2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
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  • Fatima Suleman,

    1. School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Division of Pharmacy Practice, Durban, KZN, South Africa
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  • Charles Shey Wiysonge

    1. Stellenbosch University, Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa
    2. Stellenbosch University, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of the overview are to:

  • provide a broad overview of what is known about the effects of delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries based on the findings of up-to-date systematic reviews;

  • identify needs and priorities for evaluations of alternative delivery arrangements based on the findings of included systematic reviews;

  • identify needs and priorities for systematic reviews of the effects of delivery arrangements for which we are unable to find a reliable, up-to-date systematic review;

  • inform decisions about refinements of the framework for types of delivery arrangements outlined in Table 1.