Systems Thinking Analyses for Health Policy and Systems Development
A Malaysian Case Study

Edited by Indra Pathmanathan,Jo M. Martins,Jo. M. Martins,Pascale Allotey,David T. Tan,Shiang Cheng Lim

ISBN13: 9781108845205

Imprint: Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 12/07/2021

Availability: Not yet available, will be POD

Health systems are fluid and their components are interdependent in complex ways. Policymakers, academics and students continually endeavour to understand how to manage health systems to improve the health of populations. However, previous scholarship has often failed to engage with the intersections and interactions of health with a multitude of other systems and determinants. This book ambitiously takes on the challenge of presenting health systems as a coherent whole, by applying a systems-thinking lens. It focuses on Malaysia as a case study to demonstrate the evolution of a health system from a low-income developing status to one of the most resilient health systems today. A rich collaboration of multidisciplinary academics working with policymakers who were at the coalface of decision-making and practitioners with decades of experience, provides a candid analysis of what worked and what did not. The result is an engaging, informative and thought-provoking intervention in the debate. This title is Open Access.
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of case studies; List of abbreviations; 1. An introduction to health systems David McCoy and Pascale Allotey; 2. Systems thinking for health system improvement Barry Newell, David T. Tan and Katrina Proust; 3. Malaysia's health and socio-economic transformation Jo. M. Martins; 4. Health service delivery: primary health care Shiang Cheng Lim, Indra Pathmanathan and Safurah Jafaar; 5. Health service delivery: secondary and tertiary care Indra Pathmanathan, Milton Lum and Anuar Zaini; 6. Health service delivery: disease prevention and control Shiang Cheng Lim; 7. Health service delivery: environmental health services Mukundan Sugunan Pillay and Debbie Siru; 8. Health workforce Indra Pathmanathan; 9. Financing health care Chiu-Wan Ng; 10. Health information Nuraidah M. Marzuki, Fazilah S. Allaudin, Supathiratheavy Rasiah and Jo. M. Martins; 11. Medical products Thomas Paraidathathu and Chee Han Lim; 12. Leadership and governance Jo. M. Martins and Indra Pathmanathan; 13. Lessons from a health system in evolution David McCoy, Indra Pathmanathan, David T. Tan, Jo. M. Martins and Shiang Cheng Lim; 14. Toward a systems thinking theory for health systems David T. Tan; Appendix - detailed acknowledgements; Index.
  • Constitution: government & the state
  • Public health & safety law
  • Epidemiology & medical statistics
  • Professional & Vocational
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
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