New PLOS Collection Focuses On High-Quality Health Systems In SDG Era

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection
Margaret Kruk, associate professor of global health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a member of the PLOS Medicine editorial board; Hannah Leslie, postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Muhammad Ali Pate, adjunct professor at Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University, introduce the PLOS Collection on High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Era. The authors write, “The papers will feature research related to the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems, a global effort to 1) define health system quality, 2) describe the quality of care for sentinel SDG conditions in low- and middle-income countries and its equity, 3) propose tractable measures of quality, and 4) identify structural approaches to improve quality. The focus of this collection will be on innovative tools and interventions for quality measurement and improvement at scale” (12/13).