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Oman Health System Observatory (OHSO)

Oman Health System Observatory (OHSO)

Health System Observatory (HSO) : “A policy-oriented institution aimed at performing systematic and on-going observations on relevant issues and dynamics about population health and health systems, in support of evidence-based health policy, planning, decision-making and action in public health and health systems. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the population health, including the responsiveness, and efficiency of the health system and bridging the inequalities”. Policy makers, senior managers, partners and stakeholders are always interested in better understanding the performance of the health system, as well as knowing opportunities for improvement in effectiveness, efficiency and equity. acting as a basis for comparison between levels of health care or with other, Word Health Organization (WHO) has encouraged and assisted regions and member states to develop their own HSO. The European Observatory of Health Systems and Policies and the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies are among the most famous observatories that served as a prime source for informed and comparable descriptions of health systems within their regions.

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