Assessment of a performance-based contracting scheme in Turkey
Francoise Cluzeau conducted three focus groups with the World Bank in Ankara, Turkey as part of the programmatic assessment of performance based contracting scheme in Family Medicine Practice. The focus groups gathered 30 participants from various provinces in Turkey and included: Family Medicine physicians, health personnel and centre division chiefs (or deputies) from the provincial administration and Community Health Centres.
Helping develop a clinical guideline in Turkey
April 2009 – June 2010
NICE International is helping the Turkish Ministry of Health (MoH) develop a short clinical guideline on Caesarean section (Decisions and outcomes of a planned caesarean section in the absence of a clinical indication). This work is a pilot project and it forms part of the MoH strategic plan for the implementation of the Health Transformation Program in Turkey.
The work is coordinated by the General Directorate of Health Education at the MoH. A local technical team of systematic reviewers and health economists provides technical support to a Guideline Development Group of expert clinicians, including obstetricians, neonatologists, community/primary care doctors, midwives, and patients. NICE provides hands-on technical assistance and training to the Turkish team and the Guideline Development Group throughout the development of the guideline. The project runs until June 2010 and the guideline is planned to be published on the 1 July 2010.