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Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation : a realist synthesis

dc.contributor.authorMcVeigh, Joanneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMacLachlan, Malcolmen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGilmore, Brynneen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMcClean, Chiedzaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEide, Arne H.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMannan, Hasheemen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGeiser, Priscilleen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDuttine, Antonyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMji, Gubelaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, Eilishen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSprunt, Bethen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAmin, Mutamaden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNormand, Charlesen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T11:23:48Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T11:23:48Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-24
dc.identifier.citationMcVeigh, J., et al. 2016. Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation: a realist synthesis. Globalization and Health, 12:49, doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0182-8.
dc.identifier.issn1744-8603 (Online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1186/s12992-016-0182-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/100512
dc.descriptionCITATION: McVeigh, J., et al. 2016. Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation: a realist synthesis. Globalization and Health, 12:49, doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0182-8.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com
dc.description.abstractENGLISH SUMMARY : Good governance may result in strengthened performance of a health system. Coherent policies are essential for good health system governance. The overall aim of this research is to provide the best available scientific evidence on principles of good policy related leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation services in less resourced settings. This research was also conducted to support development of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidelines on health related rehabilitation. Methods: An innovative study design was used, comprising two methods: a systematic search and realist synthesis of literature, and a Delphi survey of expert stakeholders to refine and triangulate findings from the realist synthesis. In accordance with Pawson and Tilley’s approach to realist synthesis, we identified context mechanism outcome pattern configurations (CMOCs) from the literature. Subsequently, these CMOCs were developed into statements for the Delphi survey, whereby 18 expert stakeholders refined these statements to achieve consensus on recommendations for policy related governance of health related rehabilitation. Results: Several broad principles emerged throughout formulation of recommendations: participation of persons with disabilities in policy processes to improve programme responsiveness, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and to strengthen service-user self-determination and satisfaction; collection of disaggregated disability statistics to support political momentum, decision-making of policymakers, evaluation, accountability, and equitable allocation of resources; explicit promotion in policies of access to services for all subgroups of persons with disabilities and service-users to support equitable and accessible services; robust inter-sectoral coordination to cultivate coherent mandates across governmental departments regarding service provision; and ‘institutionalizing’ programmes by aligning them with preexisting Ministerial models of healthcare to support programme sustainability. Conclusions: Alongside national policymakers, our policy recommendations are relevant for several stakeholders, including service providers and service-users. This research aims to provide broad policy recommendations, rather than a strict formula, in acknowledgement of contextual diversity and complexity. Accordingly, our study proposes general principles regarding optimal policy related governance of health related rehabilitation in less resourced settings, which may be valuable across diverse health systems and contexts.
dc.description.urihttp://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-016-0182-8
dc.format.extent18 pages ; illustrations
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.subjectHealth services administration -- Research -- Developing countriesen_ZA
dc.subjectMedical policy -- Research -- Developing countriesen_ZA
dc.subjectHospitals -- Rehabilitation services -- Developing countriesen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth planning -- Researchen_ZA
dc.titlePromoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation : a realist synthesisen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2016-12-09T12:10:18Z
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