Developing a Research Agenda for Accelerating Progress on Improving Quality of Care
This chapter presents emerging priorities for research to accelerate progress on improving quality of care in family planning in India. The emerging research agenda based on our review is as follows. Client related: client perceptions of quality of care being provided in terms of dimensions of quality of care; influence of agency and autonomy of clients as well as social context and informed choice; and improving quality of care in adolescent/youth family planning services. Provider related: enabling and motivating providers to provide quality of care; effect of health system, operations, and context influencing quality of care in family planning. Programme related: quality of care improvement systems and activating organizational mechanisms to improve quality of care; quality of care metrics, monitoring system; ensuring quality of care while introducing additional methods; enhancing accountability of the programme with regard to quality of care; and benefits of improved quality of care.
KeywordsAgency Accountability Social context Metrics Monitoring system
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