What do we know about the needs and challenges of health systems? A scoping review of the international literature

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Research article
What do we know about the needs and challenges of health systems? A scoping review of the international literature
While there is an extensive literature on Health System (HS) strengthening and on the performance of specific HSs, there are few exhaustive syntheses of the challenges HSs are facing worldwide. This paper reports the findings of a scoping review aiming to classify the challenges of HSs investigated in the scientific literature. Specifically, it determines the kind of research conducted on HS challenges, where it was performed, in which health sectors and on which populations. It also identifies the types of challenge described the most and how they varied across countries.
Federico Roncarolo, Antoine Boivin, Jean-Louis Denis, Rejean Hébert and Pascale Lehoux
BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:636
Published on: 8 September 2017