In the effort to end Tuberculosis—one of the leading causes of death from infectious disease worldwide—overall health system improvements are crucial. Despite substantial funding for TB prevention and treatment by donors and governments over the last decade, the worldwide incidence of TB remains high. In 2015 TB killed more than 1.8 million people, according to the World […]
This paper explores a growing trend among health care payers to combine a quality measurement initiative with a redesigned provider payment system. It presents a conceptual framework of how provider payment links with quality of maternal health services and analyzes real provider payment systems in low- and middle-income countries where payment is linked with quality […]
In the Philippines, there are roughly 290,000 new TB cases per year (WHO, 2016). Meanwhile, donor funding for TB has declined, health care costs are rising, and out-of-pocket spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of national TB expenditures. The Philippines needs to identify mechanisms to improve the efficiency of TB spending
Despite substantial funding for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment over the last 10 years, both by donors and governments, the worldwide incidence of TB remains troubling. Across lower- and middle-income countries, access to TB services is limited, and the quality of TB services is often substandard.