Four Cochrane overviews of systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Library today show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries.
Using evidence to inform global health workforce policies: Four Cochrane overviews published today show the effectiveness of health system interventions
Strengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage. Systematic reviews on the effects of different health system arrangements are essential for making informed decisions, and many such reviews are available. However, policy makers and other stakeholders may struggle to identify which reviews are reliable and what are the key results.
Broad overviews of the findings of systematic reviews can help policy makers, their support staff, and other stakeholders to identify strategies for addressing problems with how their health systems are organised, financed, and governed and with identifying effective strategies for implementing changes. It can also help to identify needs and priorities for new evaluations of health system arrangements and for systematic reviews.
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