Advancing the application of systems thinking in health : a realist evaluation of a capacity building programme for district managers in Tumkur, India

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dc.contributor.author Prashanth, Nuggehalli Srinivas
dc.contributor.author Marchal, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Devadasan, Narayanan
dc.contributor.author Kegels, Guy
dc.contributor.author Criel, Bart
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:09:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:09:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Prashanth, N.S., Marchal, B., Devadasan, N., Kegels, G., & Criel, B. (2014). Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: a realist evaluation of a capacity building programme for district managers in Tumkur, India. Health Research Policy and Systems, 12. doi:10.1186/1478-4505-12-42 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53966
dc.description.abstract District health systems are constantly evolving in response to national policies, the local socio-political environment, and internal dynamics within healthcare institutions. A realist evaluation can help to make sense of these complex changes. The study compares outcomes of cases which received a capacity-building intervention for health managers, and explores how individual, institutional, and contextual factors interact and contribute to observed outcomes. Performance of health staff is determined by a variety of factors related to motivation, organisational dynamics and culture, and environmental factors including socio-economic and political forces. The paper describes the complexity of capacity-building interventions at the district level. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (20 p. : ill.) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.relation.ispartof Advancing the application of systems thinking in health en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
dc.subject ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH-CARE en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject HEALTH PERSONNEL en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject LEADERSHIP en
dc.subject SYSTEMS ANALYSIS en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION en
dc.subject DECENTRALIZATION en
dc.subject PROGRAMME EVALUATION en
dc.subject PROGRAMME OWNERSHIP en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject COMPLEXITY en
dc.title Advancing the application of systems thinking in health : a realist evaluation of a capacity building programme for district managers in Tumkur, India en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106975
idrc.project.componentnumber 106975001
idrc.project.title Advancing Knowledge and Practice to Systems Thinking to Strengthen Equity in Health Systems en
idrc.copyright.holder Prashanth et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
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