The Health Care Provider Performance Review (HCPPR) is a systematic review of the effectiveness of strategies to improve health care provider performance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Health workers in LMICs play a central role in preventing and treating illness; however, their performance is often inadequate. Many strategies, such as training, supervision, incentives, and technology-based interventions, exist to improve performance in LMICs. An understanding of the effectiveness of these strategies would be valuable for health programs, donors, researchers, and other development partners. The HCPPR systematically examines published and unpublished studies to characterize the effectiveness of all strategies to improve health care provider performance in LMICs. Studies on any strategy were included for any type of health care provider (including hospital- and clinic-based health workers, community health workers, pharmacists, and staff working in drug shops) for any health condition. Only studies with relatively robust evaluation designs were included (i.e., controlled trials and interrupted time series). The HCPPR includes more than 700 studies. On this website, users can perform rapid on-line analyses of HCPPR data, as well as download more detailed versions of the review’s databases.
For instructions on how to use this website, please view the video tutorials (click on the “Video Tutorials” tab, and select a video).