Governance is thought to be a key determinant of economic growth, social advancement and overall development, as well as for the attainment of the MDGs in low- and middle-income countries. Governance of the health system is the least well-understood aspect of health systems. A framework for assessing health system governance (HSG) at national and sub-national levels is presented, which has been applied in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Health Policy (2009) 90 (1) 13-25 [doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.08.005]
Framework for assessing governance of the health system in developing countries: Gateway to good governance