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dc.contributor.authorAbu-Rmeileh, Niveen-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-22T12:21:15Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-22T12:21:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationSantoro A, Abu-Rmeileh N, Khader A, Seita A, McKee M. Primary healthcare reform in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2016;22(6). en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/4683-
dc.description.abstractPalestinian refugees served by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are experiencing increasing rates of diagnosis of non-communicable diseases. In response, in 2011 UNRWA initiated an Agency-wide programme of primary healthcare reform, informed by the Chronic Care Model framework. Health services were reorganized following a family-centred approach, with delivery by multidisciplinary family health teams supported by updated technical advice. An inclusive clinical information system, termed e-Health, was implemented to collect a wide range of health information, with a focus on continuity of treatment. UNRWA was able to bring about these wide-ranging changes within its existing resources, reallocating finances, reforming its payment mechanisms, and modernizing its drug-procurement policies. While specific components of UNRWA’s primary healthcare reform are showing promising results, additional efforts are needed to empower patients further and to strengthen involvement of the communityen_US
dc.publisherEastern Mediterranean Health Journal.en_US
dc.subjectPrimary care (Medicine) - Palestinian Arabs - UNRWAen_US
dc.subjectMedical policy - Palestinian Arabs - UNRWAen_US
dc.titlePrimary healthcare reform in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near Easten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
newfileds.departmentInstitute of Community and Public Healthen_US
newfileds.corporate-authorBirzeit University. Institute of community and public healthen_US
newfileds.item-access-typeopen_accessen_US
newfileds.thesis-prognoneen_US
newfileds.general-subjectHuman Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences | الطب والعلوم الطبيةen_US
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