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Improving health system performance

Financial arrangements

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on a wide variety of interventions and strategies to improve health system performance. This includes interventions to improve delivery of healthcare services, financial arrangements and leadership and governance arrangements. Also included are summaries prepared by the SUPPORT project.
A woman paying for service at a clinic in the Philippines

Paying for performance to improve the delivery of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries

Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves at a clinic in Ethiopia.

Pharmaceutical policies: effects of cap and co-payment on rational drug use

An infant receives a medical checkup, India.

Capitation, salary, fee-for-service and mixed systems of payment: effects on the behaviour of primary care physicians

A skilled birth attendant (midwife) consults with her patient in rural Nepal.

An overview of reviews evaluating the effectiveness of financial incentives in changing health-care professional behaviours and patient outcomes