Research to Improve Health Care Delivery:
Today, much of health care delivery system remains imitative and intuitive rather than innovative, creative or scientific in nature. But, no health care provider can contique to provide quality care exclusive of research. Research findings contribute to health practice by making it more efficient as well as cost-effective. Research in health practice is concerned with problems of planning, management, logistics and delivery of health care services. Here the research aims at assessing the efl'ectiveness of practice in terms of meeting the goals. Therefore, there is a need to improve the efficiency of the ex:lsting health services by making it most economical within the resources available. Further, the health planners need to make data based decision on policy matters, such as health care priorities, use of alternative methods, identifying and correcting the defects in the existing system.