The future of health care in the Kurdistan Region--Iraq : toward an effective, high-quality system with an emphasis on primary care / Melinda Moore, C. Ross Anthony, Yee-Wei Lim, Spencer S. Jones, Adrian Overton, Joanne K. Yoong ; sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Contributor(s): Anthony, C. Ross [author.] | Jones, Spencer S [author.] | Lim, Yee-Wei [author.] | Overton, Adrian [author.] | Yoong, Joanne [author.] | Kurdistān (Iraq). Ḧikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan-ʻÊraq | Rand Corporation [issuing body.] | RAND Health.Material type: BookSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Health, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 216 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833086324; 9780833086327.Subject(s): Primary care (Medicine) -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- Evaluation | Medical care -- Iraq -- Kurdistān -- Evaluation | Comprehensive Health Care | Delivery of Health Care | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Care | Health Manpower | Health Planning | Health Resources | Health Services Administration | Legislation as Topic | Patient Care Management | Primary Health Care | Social Control, Formal | HISTORY -- Middle East -- General | Medical care -- Evaluation | Primary care (Medicine) -- Evaluation | Iraq | Iraq -- KurdistānGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Future of health care in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.DDC classification: 362.109417 Online resources: Digital version
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"Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Planning; Ministry of Health."
"This study provides an analysis of the health care system, with an emphasis on primary care, in the Kurdistan Region and what strategies can be pursued to move toward a more effective and higher-quality health care system. This report is based on a variety of methods and analyses. These include a review of the existing literature; analyses of available data; an analysis of Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi National documents and laws; modeling of future health care demand; and a qualitative assessment of numerous conversations with government officials, health care providers, health care policymakers, and private sector health care leaders."--Preface.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216).
Introduction -- Current health care system in the Kurdistan region -- Iraq and vision for the future -- Projecting future health care utilization -- Health care financing: overview and lessons -- organization and management of primary care services -- Health workforce -- Health information systems -- Summary and conclusions -- Appendix A: Graphs of modeling results from chapter three -- Appendix B: Monitoring progress in health service delivery -- Appendix C: Human resource indicators -- Appendix D: KRG health care congress presentation: financing -- Appendix E: KRG health care congress presentation: primary care -- Appendix F: KRG health care congress presentation: quality.
At the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), RAND researchers undertook a yearlong analysis of the health care system in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with a focus on primary care. RAND staff reviewed available literature on the Kurdistan Region and information relevant to primary care; interviewed a wide range of policy leaders, health practitioners, patients, and government officials to gather information and understand their priorities; collected and studied all available data related to health resources, services, and conditions; and projected future supply and demand for health services in the Kurdistan Region; and laid out the health financing challenges and questions. In this volume, the authors describe the strengths of the health care system in the Kurdistan Region as well as the challenges it faces. The authors suggest that a primary care-oriented health care system could help the KRG address many of these challenges. The authors discuss how such a system might be implemented and financed, and they make recommendations for better utilizing resources to improve the quality, access, effectiveness, and efficiency of primary care.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed June 30, 2014).
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