Developing an operational framework for health policy analysis

Desenvolvendo uma estrutura operacional para análise de políticas de saúde

This article develops an original framework supporting health policy analysis that may be carried out by distinct research on various situations. The Walt and Gilson model for health policy analysis and its categories: Context, Content, Actors and Process, was taken as the basic framework of analysis. However, to be applied in practice that model needs to be unravelled. Its four major categories need to be operationalised and transformed into a matrix, with each one revealling the elements or sub-categories, and the necessary procedures to conduct a systematic analysis on the Context, Content, Actors and Process of a given health policy. Such an initiative was treated in this work.

Health policy; Models, theoretical

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