Country reviews were accompanied by case studies on innovations which optimise the location and improve the quality of care, to enhance sustainability and resilience.
The pilot country reviews, the PHSSR framework and a report synthesising key findings can be found here.
The second phase of the PHSSR aims to:
- Expand the rapid evidence and insight on how to most effectively build health system sustainability and resilience to a wider range of countries.
- Begin policy dialogues to engage with policymakers to guide action and implement solutions.
- Promote collaboration across the public and private sector to effect positive change together.
13 new country assessments, working with teams of expert researchers in:
- Belgium – Professor Lieven Annemans, Ghent University
- Brazil – Marco Paschoalotto and Adriano Massuda, Getulio Vargas Foundation
- Canada – Dr Sara Allin, University of Toronto
- Greece – Dr Kostas Athanasakis, University of West Attica
- India – Dr Oomen Kurian, Observer Research Foundation
- Ireland – Professor Steve Thomas, Trinity College Dublin
- Japan – Professor Hiroaki Miyata, Keio University and Ryoji Noritake, Health and Global Policy Institute
- Portugal – Professor Mónica Duarte Oliveira, Instituto Superior Técnico
- The Netherlands – Professor Eric Schut and Professor Marco Varkevisser, Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Saudi Arabia - Dr Hisham Badreldin, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science
- United Arabic Emirates - Dr Juan Acuna, Khalifa University
- Switzerland Prof Simon Wieser, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
While the established PHSSR framework provides a basis for further qualitative research into health systems’ sustainability and resilience, the PHSSR has an ambition to develop a more methodologically sophisticated approached over time, including quantitative metrics, aggregated into an index, which will enable the measurement and comparison of aspects of sustainability and resilience across settings.
In its pilot phase, running from August 2020 to January 2021, the PHSSR worked with teams of expert researchers in eight countries - France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, the UK and Vietnam- to conduct rapid reviews of health system sustainability and resilience. The teams were: