Overview of Reviews Protocol

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

  1. Agustín Ciapponi1,*,
  2. Simon Lewin2,3,
  3. Gabriel Bastías4,
  4. Lilian Dudley5,
  5. Signe Flottorp6,
  6. Marie-Pierre Gagnon7,
  7. Sebastian Garcia Marti8,
  8. Claire Glenton2,
  9. Cristian A Herrera4,9,
  10. Charles I Okwundu10,
  11. Newton Opiyo11,
  12. Andrew D Oxman2,
  13. Tomas Pantoja9,12,
  14. Elizabeth Paulsen2,
  15. Blanca Peñaloza9,12,
  16. Gabriel Rada9,13,
  17. Fatima Suleman14,
  18. Charles Shey Wiysonge5,15

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 5 MAY 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011083


How to Cite

Ciapponi A, Lewin S, Bastías G, Dudley L, Flottorp S, Gagnon MP, Garcia Marti S, Glenton C, Herrera CA, Okwundu CI, Opiyo N, Oxman AD, Pantoja T, Paulsen E, Peñaloza B, Rada G, Suleman F, Wiysonge CS. Delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011083.

Author Information

  1. 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

  2. 2

    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Global Health Unit, Oslo, Norway

  3. 3

    Medical Research Council of South Africa, Health Systems Research Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa

  4. 4

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile

  5. 5

    Stellenbosch University, Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

  6. 6

    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

  7. 7

    Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec (CRCHUQ) - Hôpital St-François d'Assise, Québec, QC, Canada

  8. 8

    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

  9. 9

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Evidence Based Health Care Program, Santiago, Chile

  10. 10

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

  11. 11

    Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Child and Newborn Health Group, Nairobi, Kenya

  12. 12

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Chile

  13. 13

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago, Chile

  14. 14

    School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Division of Pharmacy Practice, Durban, KZN, South Africa

  15. 15

    Stellenbosch University, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

*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.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 MAY 2014

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Abstract

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  2. 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.