Quality Indicators in Mexico

Mar. 30, 2016

About the project Between 2001 and 2006, a national set of quality indicators known as INDICAS (Sistema Nacional de Indicadores de Calidad en Salud) were developed by the Mexican government. The government has implemented many initiatives on the use of quality indicators and their role in performance monitoring.  A key aim of the governments initiatives is to support the use of INDICAS within institutions …

Healthcare Priority Setting in the Courts: Introducing a Working Paper

Rebecca Dittrich Feb. 1, 2016

The judicialization of the right to health plays a significant role in the success of priority setting for universal health coverage. The right to health is entrenched in international treaties signed by all UN member states, and the constitutional and legislative law of over 50% of countries. And, patients are increasingly turning to the courts to uphold this basic human …

179 LMICs, 1 iDSI: Where do we start? Setting priorities in international development

By Ryan Li May. 29, 2015

Priority-setting is important for all countries, regardless of level of economic development, if the goal is to achieve and sustain universal health coverage (UHC). One year ago in Geneva, the World Health Assembly endorsed a resolution on Health Intervention and Technology Assessment (HITA), calling on member countries to support each other in strengthening institutional and technical capacity for priority-setting. The …

Mapping of priority-setting in health in 17 low and middle income countries across Asia, Latin America, and Africa

By Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte, Ryan Li, Adrian Towse, Kalipso Chalkidou May. 20, 2015

A new OHE occasional paper has just been published, written in collaboration with NICE International. The document aims to assess the characteristics of a sample of low and middle income countries (LMICs), in order to select a shortlist of countries in which an iDSI practical support project could have the maximum likelihood of success and possible impact. The practical support project …