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Session: Improving Quality! Practical Models that Work
3438.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Improving Quality! Practical Models that Work
Equitable access to quality care is essential if health is to be improved. Every individual has a basic right to receive quality care that meets their needs and also meets accepted standards of service. Currently, enhancing care quality is something that public health systems around the world strive for. In this session we look at quality of care issues from a selection of countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. We will also hear about different approaches to enhancing care quality, particularly among private sector providers, including setting standards, using peer reviews, and franchising.
Learning Objectives: 1. Participants become familiar with current approaches for improving quality of care in both public and private services. 2. Participants understand recent applications of standard-setting, assessment, peer review, and franchising for improving quality of care.
Moderator(s):Steve Sapirie
8:30 PMImpact on quality improvement through a peer review program at health centers in rural Albania  [ Recorded presentation ]
Richard Sturgis, Zamira Sinoimeri, Zhenihen Zanaj, Marcel Reyners
8:50 PMPromoting and evaluating equitable access to quality health services: Experience in post-conflict rural Afghanistan  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laurence D. Laumonier-Ickx, MD, San San Min, MD, Paul L. Ickx, MD, MSc, Abdul Shakoor Hatifie, MD
9:10 PMBringing the marginalized drug seller into mainstream pharmaceutical services delivery: Experiences from three developing countries using three models
Keith Johnson, MS
9:30 PMEffects of social franchising on the quality of care provided by commercial sector doctors and lady health visitors in urban Pakistan  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sohail Agha, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA