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Author Green, Andrew, 1952-

Title An introduction to health planning for developing health systems / Andrew Green.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  362.1091724 GREE    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xxvi, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Rev. ed. of: An introduction to health planning in developing countries. 2nd ed. 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. What is planning, and why plan? -- 2. Approaches to planning -- 3. The policy context -- 4. Planning for health -- 5. Financing health-care -- 6. Information for planning -- 7. Situational analysis -- 8. Setting priorities -- 9. Costs and costing -- 10. Option appraisal and evaluation -- 11. Resource allocation and budgeting -- 12. Programmes, projects, implementation, and monitoring -- 13. Planning human resources -- 14. The future of planning and planning for the future.
Summary "The new edition of this well-respected text explains the importance of health planning in both developing regions such as Africa, and those in transition, such as Central and Eastern Europe. It stresses the importance of understanding the national and international context in which planning occurs, and provides an up to date analysis of the major current policy issues, including health reforms. Separate chapters are dedicated to the distinct issues of finance for health care and human resource planning. The various techniques used at each stage of the planning process are explained, starting with the situational analysis and then looking in turn at priority-setting, option appraisal, programming, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The book ends by examining the challenges facing planners in the 21st century, particularly in the light of growing globalisation. A major theme of the book is the need to recognise and reconcile the inevitable tension that lies between value judgements and 'rational' decision-making. As such, in addition to introducing techniques such as costing and economic appraisal, it also outlines techniques such as stakeholder analysis for understanding the relative attitudes and power of different groups in planning decisions. Each chapter includes a comprehensive bibliography (including key websites), a summary, and exercises to help the reader practise techniques and better understand the content. The book argues that all health professionals and community groups should be involved in the planning process for it to be effective, and will therefore appeal to anyone involved in planning."--Publisher's website.
Other author Green, Andrew, 1952- Introduction to health planning in developing countries.
Subject Health planning -- Developing countries.
National health services -- Developing countries.
Variant Title Health planning for developing health systems.
Standard Number 100449614
ISBN 9780198571346 (paperback: alk. paper)
0198571348 (paperback: alk. paper)