Transferable learning from international primary care developments
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 253–267, July 2005
How to Cite
Meads, G., Iwami, M. and Wild, A. (2005), Transferable learning from international primary care developments. Int. J. Health Plann. Mgmt., 20: 253–267. doi: 10.1002/hpm.813
- Issue published online: 4 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2005
- primary care;
- organizational development;
- policy analysis;
- transferable learning
Alternative approaches to the comparative analysis of international health systems developments are reviewed in relation to the advent of new primary care organizations in countries with parallel ‘modernizing’ policies. A framework for transferable learning between these is articulated and its design described. This is derived from priorities defined by lead policy and practice representatives in UK primary care. It points to the benefits of examining the interaction of critical new public management and planning functions as an effective vehicle for identifying both individual country role models and shared international experiences. Illustrative examples are provided in five subject areas ranging from local engagement to multiple forms of financing. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.