this paper is one of a collection of thirteen expert assessments of the contribution that research, in a range of disciplines, can make to the processes of health systems planning and policy development. Addressed to national policy-makers and international agencies, the book responds to the need for explicit guidance in an environment characterized by scarce resources, growing demand for health care, and fiercely competing needs.


In: Janovsky K. (ed.), Health policy and systems development: an agenda for research. Geneva: WHO.


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