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Evolution of Responsiveness of Health System

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Meenakshi Sood and Preethi Pradhan


Responsiveness is concerned with meeting the legitimate non health expectations of patients. The paper tries to explain the concept, domains and evolution of responsiveness. WHO concept of responsiveness has been criticized for using a single composite score for comparing responsiveness between countries. In spite of recognizing these issues and after much debate, no empirical research has been undertaken. Hence there is a need to recognize what constituents of responsiveness need to be reorganized, which other elements need to be added to existing WHO proposed elements of responsiveness in culturally, socially, politically different society. The paper through extensive study on responsiveness concludes the need to tailor responsiveness domains according to citizen’s priority in a particular background.


Responsiveness, Health Systems, Elements of Responsiveness


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