The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) HiT template (2010) Bernd Rechel, Sarah Thomson, Ewout van Ginneken World Health Organization 2010, on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Available online PDF [110p.] at: http://bit.ly/go92qQ <http://bit.ly/go92qQ> ".....The current version of the template, published in 2010, is the result of a consultation process with HiT editors, previous HiT authors, Observatory National Lead Institutions (NLIs), WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and other Observatory partners. Several sections have been reorganised to improve accessibility and clarity for readers, while the design has been greatly improved to help authors and editors in the writing process. The result is a template that is more user-friendly for authors as it now includes clear sign posting for 'essential' versus 'discretionary' sections as well as indicators for tables and figures. Other new features include: summary paragraphs for all chapters; a revised and extended chapter on performance assessment; and increased focus on public health and intersectorality. The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide detailed descriptions of health systems and policy initiatives using a standard format. HiTs are produced by country experts in collaboration with Observatory staff. They are building blocks that can be used to: * examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services, and the role of key health system actors; * describe the institutional framework for and the process, content and implementation of health policy; * highlight challenges and areas requiring more detailed analysis; * provide a tool for disseminating information on health systems; * facilitate the exchange of reform experiences across countries; * establish a baseline for assessing the impact of reforms; and * inform comparative analysis. HiT profiles are based on a template that, revised periodically, provides detailed guidelines and specific questions, definitions, suggestions for data sources, and examples needed to compile HiTs. While the template offers a comprehensive set of questions, it is intended to be used in a flexible way to allow authors and editors to adapt it to their particular national context...." Full list of HiTs Health system profiles (HiTs) published in one (or several) of the four official languages of the WHO Regional Office for Europe http://bit.ly/fhXy0K <http://bit.ly/fhXy0K> * * * This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics; Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues. [DD/ KMC Area] Washington DC USA "Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members". ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------ PAHO/WHO Website <http://220.127.116.11/equity/> Equity List - Archives - Join/remove: http://listserv.paho.org/Archives/equidad.html <http://listserv.paho.org/Archives/equidad.html> Twitter http://twitter.com/eqpaho <http://twitter.com/eqpaho> IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient or a person responsible for delivering this transmission to the intended recipient, you may not disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission. Thank you.