Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo; Anaya Montes, Misael; Smith, Peter C.
This technical note reports on the results of a study that seeks to identify the levels of efficiency and their possible determinants across Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) health systems, as well…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.
With the aim of contributing to the design of evidence-based public health policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and giving special consideration to patient or health service user perspectives…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinto, Diana M.; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez, María Deni; Tejerina, Luis; Anaya, Milagros; Doubova, Svetlana V.; Marín, Tania; Moreno, Ralfh; Mullachery, Pricila; Rocha, Marcia; Sánchez, María Deni; Schantz, Karolina
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
This document contains the appendices to "Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador".
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
Results-based aid (RBA) models link funds to outcomes, rather than paying for inputs. Despite their theoretical appeal and recent adoption by donors and multilateral development banks, there is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Dansereau, Emily; McNellan, Claire R.; Gagnier, Marielle C.; Desai, Sima S.; Haakenstad, Annie; Johanns, Casey K.; Palmisano, Erin B.; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Schaefer, Alexandra; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Hernández Prado, Bernardo; Iriarte, Emma; Mokdad, Ali H.
El presente estudio hace una revisión de los factores asociados a la cantidad y oportunidad de las consultas de atención prenatal (AP) para mujeres pobres de Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua,…
Jul 2017
Author(s):
Esta nota técnica analisa o sistema de priorização de tecnologias em saúde no Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar seu desempenho e identificar oportunidades de melhora nos processos de decisão de…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Gaitán Duarte, Hernando G.; Rojas Reyes, María Ximena; Feliciano-Alfonso, John
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha venido desarrollando una serie de proyectos y actividades regionales en el sector salud encaminadas a fortalecer los procesos de priorización del gasto…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Astorga, Ignacio; Alonso, Paloma; Pinto, Diana M.; Freddi, Jazmin; Corredera Silván, Martín
Las APP son una modalidad de ejecución complementaria con los esquemas tradicionales, por lo que deben ser consistentes con los sistemas de planificación y preparación de proyectos de inversión…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Mac Arthur, Ian; Hendry, Anne
Population aging and the growing burden of chronic disease are causing many countries to explore new options as they reorganize their health systems from acute care toward increased chronic care…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This Breve is based on the original thesis work and on a webinar presented by Dr. Fábio Ferride-Barros regarding the "Ethics of Health Resources Allocation in the Publicly Financed Health Care…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este Breve se basa en el trabajo de tesis original y un seminario virtual presentado por el Dr. Fábio Ferri-de-Barros sobre "La ética en la asignaciónde recursos públicos de salud en el sistema…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García Prado, Ariadna
The objective of this paper is to review the most relevant, recent and rigorous literature on strategies to promote changes in demand for maternal and neonatal health services in rural areas of Latin…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García Prado, Ariadna
El objetivo de este trabajo es revisar la literatura más relevante, reciente y rigurosa sobre estrategias dirigidas a estimular cambios en la demanda de servicios de salud materna y neonatal en zonas…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This study examines whether Jamaica's free public healthcare policy affectedhealth status and labor supply of adult individuals. It compares outcomes of
adults without health insurance…