Journal article

The Importance of Community Consultations for Generating Evidence for Health Reform in Ukraine

Olena Hankivsky, Anna Vorobyova, Anastasiya Salnykova, Setareh Rouhani

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT | KERMAN UNIV MEDICAL SCIENCES | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The paper presents the results of community consultations about the health needs and healthcare experiences of the population of Ukraine. The objective of community consultations is to engage a community in which a research project is studying, and to gauge feedback, criticism and suggestions. It is designed to seek advice or information from participants directly affected by the study subject of interest. The purpose of this study was to collect first-hand perceptions about daily life, health concerns and experiences with the healthcare system. This study provides policy-makers with additional evidence to ensure that health reforms would include a focus not only on health system..

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