Social Franchising Evaluations - A scoping review
Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Rukhsana Gazi, S. Shahed Hossain, Mashida Rashid
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“………Social franchising developed as a possible means of improving the provision of non-state sector health services in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the scope and nature of existing research literature on social franchising interventions, including reach, implementation, sustainability and goals, in health service delivery.
A rigorous search strategy was run in nine major databases, including Medline, Embase and CINAHL. Grey literature was also searched. All types of evaluative study designs were eligible for inclusion. Existing data abstraction and analysis tools were used. The AMSTAR measurement tool was applied to assess the quality of included systematic reviews. Framework analysis was chosen for synthesising qualitative and quantitative research.
Twelve studies were included in this review: three systematic reviews and nine primary studies. Social franchising has been evaluated in Asia and
Given that social franchising remains an area of great interest and investment, we recommend evaluations of implementation processes and sustainability, and more rigorous evaluations of the effects of different models….”
Conclusions and recommendations
2. Methods used in the review
3. Search results
4. Synthesis of findings
Appendix 1.1: Authorship
Appendix 2.1: Inclusion and exclusion criteria
Appendix 2.2: Sources searched electronically and by hand
Appendix 2.3.1: Search strategies for electronic databases
Appendix 2.3.2: Quality assessment checklist for primary studies
Appendix 3.1: Table of excluded studies
Appendix 3.2: Quality assessment of primary studies
The shading highlights the outliers in each column.
Appendix 4.1: Details of studies included in the review: description of interventions
Appendix 4.2: Details of studies included in the review: evaluation of interventions
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