Integrating Hospital Services Into Health Systems Strengthening Critical To Achieving SDGs

Health Affairs Blog: The MDG To SDG Transition: Implications For Health Care Systems
Arian Hatefi, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues discuss various levels of hospital care, highlighting five areas for integration of primary and hospital services: maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases, surgical care, universal health coverage, and infectious diseases. They also highlight four areas in which the international community can provide support for hospital care, including rebuilding hospital infrastructure, developing a qualified health care managerial workforce, offering technical guidance and resources to share best practices for managing diseases, and engaging in policy discussions (3/16).