Welcome to the Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS), website!

QIDS, formally known as the Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment, is a multi-institutional collaboration between the Philippines’ Department of Health, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, the University of Philippines Economics Foundation, and the Institute for Global Health at the University of California San Francisco and funded by the National Institutes for Health. The primary objective of QIDS is to evaluate the impact of health sector reform initiatives on the health status and cognitive development of children.

Through this website, you will be able to read about our study, download our surveys, and download our Round 1 (baseline) data and our Round 2 (post-intervnetion) data. This website also serves as a repository of the findings from analyses done by researchers on the QIDS project.

Latest News

QIDS in (Canada) news
Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The findings of QIDS on the effect of financial incentives on the quality of care delivered by physicians has been cited in Julia Beluz’s blog “Science-ish”.The blog is published in Maclean’s, Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine.

View article: Do doctor bonuses actually improve health care?

New Papers and Policy Briefs
Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Recent publications from the QIDS Study Team are available in our Papers and Briefs section.

1. Health Economics May 2011 Vol. 20(5).
“Evidence of a Causal Link Between Health Outcomes, Insurance Coverage and a Policy to Expand Access: Experimental Data from Children in the Philippines”

2. Health Affairs 30, no.4 ( April 2011)
“Financial incentives and measurement improved physicians’ quality of care in the Philippines”

3. Journal of Economic Letters 110 (2011)
“Pushing on a String: How Policy Might Encourage Private Doctors to Compete with the Public Sector on the Basis of Quality”

Findings and results from QIDS study team is available in our Papers and Briefs section

Policy Brief 11 (October 2008)
DON’T WAIT ‘TIL IT’S TOO LATE: QIDS Access Intervention Improves the Timeliness of Health-seeking Behavior, Reduces Delays in Seeking Care and Lowers Costs

Policy Brief 10 (July 2008)
QIDS Round 2 Data Collection: Lessons from a National Health Policy Experiment

Updates to QIDS Website
Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

We welcome you to our website and hope you will take the time to browse through our pages. You will find a wealth of QIDS information – from a description of our study to information about the research team and the data we have been collecting. You can learn about our findings by reading our publications and policy briefs, located in the QIDS Papers and Briefs section. Finally, you can participate in our research by downloading our datasets. We have both baseline and post-intervention datasets uploaded and available to registered users of QIDS. You will find registration information under the Data tab. We hope you find this website informative and useful for your research interests.

QIDS achieved another milestone with the completion of its second round of data collection. QIDS field staff conducted patient exit surveys, household surveys, physician surveys, vignettes, and facility surveys in 30 district hospital sites across the Visayas and Northern Mindanao. This was the 2nd Round of data collection completed approximately 2 years after the 1st Round. Unique to Round 2 was the inclusion of panel children (children who were first surveyed in Round 1 and then resurveyed again 2 years later). In both Rounds 1 and 2 the assessments were detailed and included collection of important biomarkers including c-reactive protein (CRP), folate, hemoglobin, blood lead, and cognitive testing. Round 2 data will be made available on this website shortly.

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