This study examines the effectiveness of using systematic screening to integrate health services in India and Senegal. First, a pilot study of relatively small-scale experiments was undertaken to determine if systematic screening for unmet needs for health services could increase the number of preventive care services clients receive at healthcare visits. FRONTIERS then participated in the scale-up to test the effect of different supervision and training strategies on the frequency of provider screening. Results show that systematic screening may have the potential to produce important increases in the number of services provided in many developing country settings at the pilot level; however, at the program level, the frequency of screening can vary greatly. The factors influencing implementation at the program level need to be better understood.
Foreit, James R. 2008. "Using systematic screening to integrate health services in India and Senegal: Pilot study versus scale-up results," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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