What is it about?
Our findings show that such tools have positive immediate effects, most notably on providing new information about relative performance and improving data quality. They contribute to the understanding of health indicators, their applicability, reliability, and relevance at various levels of the health sector. League tables are also suitable for communicating priorities, giving higher levels a way to signal what health facilities are held accountable by.
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Why is it important?
- League tables are suitable for promoting transparency and accountability in health sector management - Data quality improvement and awareness of relative performance are immediate gains - At district levels, league tables should be changeable and replicable to cater local needs
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This page is a summary of: Promoting transparency and accountability with district league tables in Sierra Leone and Malawi, Health Policy and Technology, February 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2018.01.003.
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