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Development of Health Systems Research and National HSR networking in Zimbabwe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1477879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Health Systems Research (HSR) aims at improving the quality of health care delivery through health managers with a management tool for decision making. Since 1988, over 100 health cadres from provincial and district health teams, central hospitals and municipalities have received training in HSR methodology. This training has resulted in the implementation of 12 research projects with the results being used to solve immediate problems identified. The development of HSR in Zimbabwe has focused on training priority setting for essential health research and the development of infrastructure and local resource groups to sustain the initiative. The HSR unit in conjunction with the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe (MRCZ) have developed a computerised databank for keeping track of all health and medical research conducted in the country. The databank is a mechanism for co-ordinating and promoting research through minimising duplication of research effort in the dissemination and utilisation of research findings. Prospects for HSR in Zimbabwe are good; further development requires adequate funding, networking of all research groups and a national commitment to build a critical mass of trained health research manpower at all levels.
Authors:
S K Chandiwana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Central African journal of medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0008-9176     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent Afr J Med     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-08     Completed Date:  1993-02-08     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372566     Medline TA:  Cent Afr J Med     Country:  ZIMBABWE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Blair Research Laboratory, Harare, Zimbabwe.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decision Support Systems, Management
Health Services Research / organization & administration*
Quality of Health Care*
Zimbabwe

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