Developing primary health care in Thailand

  • Tejativaddhana P
  • Briggs D
  • Singhadej O
  • et al.
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe progress in an across sectorial approach to primary health care at the district health service (DHS) level in Thailand in response to recent innovative national public policy directions which have been enshrined in constitutional doctrine and publicly endorsed by the Prime Minister. This paper describes one response to the Prime Minister’s challenge for Thailand to become the centre of learning in the sub-region in health management. Design/methodology/approach The authors utilised a descriptive case study approach utilising an analysis of the Naresuan University initiative of establishing the College of Health Systems Management (NUCHSM). Within that case study, there is a focus on challenges relevant to the socio-economic determinants of health (SOED) and an emphasis on utilising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the DHS structure. Findings The findings describe the establishment of the NUCHSM. A Master of Science (Health Systems Management) by ...




Tejativaddhana, P., Briggs, D., Singhadej, O., & Hinoguin, R. (2018). Developing primary health care in Thailand. Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, 21(1), 36–49.

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