Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm <p>The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer-reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by facilitating the transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices.<br /><br />*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010 Online 4(2);2009 - current<br />*ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</p> Australasian College of Health Service Management en-US Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 1833-3818 The role of Patient Provider Support Agencies (PPSA) in supporting the private sector providers and their patients in Tuberculosis care: The perspectives and experiences of private sector providers in an eastern Indian state https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/3563 <p><strong>Introduction: </strong>More than half of the TB patients seek medical care at the private facilities in India. For effective private sector engagement for TB care many models have been tried and tested. Patient provider support agencies (PPSA) are the agencies that provide end-to-end TB care to the private sector TB patients. <strong>Objective: </strong>The main objective of this study was to understand the perspectives and experiences of private sector providers on the role of PPSA in rendering services to their TB patients in Odisha. <strong>Methodology:</strong> Descriptive qualitative method was adopted to study the purposively selected private sector providers across 7 PPSA districts of Odisha. <strong>Results: </strong>Of the 20 private sector providers 15% of the providers notify more than 15 cases in a year and 20% notify less than 5 cases in a year and all of them were aware that TB is a notifiable disease and 95% of them knew someone from the PPSA agency in their district. They strongly feel that PPSA is an effective model of rendering services to their patients. <strong>&nbsp;Conclusion: </strong>PPSA agencies are a definite support to the private sector patients in rendering the public health action and improving the private sector notification.</p> Janmejaya Samal Hari Singh Copyright (c) Strategic Healthcare Management: Planning and Execution, by Stephen L. Walston https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/3561 <p>Strategic health service management combines aspects of traditional management with an emphasis on long-term strategies and adaptation to dynamic changes in the health environment [1]. It aims to improve service quality, operational efficiency, and overall population health results [2, 3]. This is what was explored by Walston (2023) in his book Strategic Healthcare Management: Planning and Execution, Third Edition.....</p> Vernando Yanry Lameky Copyright (c)