Bridging the equity gap in maternal and child health: Health systems research is needed to improve implementation

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7520.844 (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:844
  1. øystein E Olsen, senior health systems research adviser (oystein.olsen@cih.uib.no)
  1. Primary Health Care Institute, Iringa, Tanzania

    EDITOR—As an adviser to district health managers on priority setting, I am concerned with the constant return to a call for more research on cost effectiveness as the solution to improved implementation of health services in developing countries.1 Cost effectiveness information is useful, but it is far from adequate when a district health manager needs to make a decision and …

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