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Posted by ABongiovanni on 17 Mar 2012 at 15:12 GMT

How refreshing to read this article that draws clear inter-relationships between three domains that influence health systems guidance: research-policy-societal. This thoughtful policy piece advocates for a transparent review of health systems guidance that incorporates a realistic assessment of policy makers' viewpoints.

We need more work such as this which pushes beyond the vertical examination of the six building blocks of a health system by cutting across the components and their respective determinants.

Thank you for bringing the international community a step closer toward defining, and ultimately measuring, health systems.

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