TRAction Project presents at workshop on performance-based financing

The Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Community of Practice is hosting a three-day workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to share knowledge on the health system effects of PBF. The workshop, entitled “Payment for Performance: a health systems perspective” will take place November 24-26, 2015. The event will bring together the PBF community of practice and academic institutions to discuss the effects of PBF on quality of care, the scalability of PBF, implementation challenges, the effects of PBF on health workers and broader system level effects, and measuring and evaluating PBF.

Four studies funded by the TRAction Project will be presented during the workshop. TRAction’s research in this area focuses on the effect of PBF on quality of care provided to patients.  

Erik Josephson from ThinkWell will present results from a global landscape review of QoC within PBF programming with a focus on quality indicators and score calculations. He will present during the panel “How to Incentivize Quality of Care?” on Tuesday, November 24th.

Stephen Brenner from the University of Heidelberg Institute of Public Health (UH) will present mixed-methods results from the RBF4MNH study, with a focus on the effects of the program on both the structural and psycho-social work environment.  He will present during the panel, “Effects on health workers and the work environment” on Wednesday, November 25th.

On Thursday, November 26th, Manuela de Allegri of UH will present the methodological framework for the SSDI-PBF evaluation study, with a focus on four complementary branches of research: implementation processes, service provision, provider motivation and program costing.

April Williamson from Results for Development will present on the Quality Assessment Instrument study in Senegal, with a focus on how and to what extend providers react to quality incentives. She will present during the “Measuring Motivation” panel on Thursday, November 26th.

Details about the conference can be found on the on the TRAction Project website.

Date 
November 23, 2015
Authors 
Andrea Surrette, Research Analyst, TRAction Project
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