1st Edition

An Introduction To Health
Policy, Planning and Financing





ISBN 9780582238657
Published October 24, 1994 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

This book concerns itself with the key question: how to improve health in a cost effective and politically acceptable way. What makes people healthy? Why are the poor less healthy than the rich? Why do some countries have a better health record than others? An Introduction to Health is divided into four parts comprising the determinants of health, health service planning, health service financing, and controlling costs and securing user-friendly services.

Table of Contents

PREFACE. PART ONE: The Determinants of Health 1. Introduction
2. Inequity in Health
3. Lifestyle and Health Promotion
4. Planning Health Policy. PART TWO: Planning Health Services
5. The History of the Organisation and Financing of Services
6. Methods of Health Service Planning
7. Planning the Health Work-force
8. Planning Primary Health Care
9. Planning Pharmaceuticals
10. Planning Hospitals. PART THREE: Health Services Financing
11. Public Health Expenditure and the Economic Crisis
12. Private Health Expenditure
13. Compulsory Health Insurance.
PART FOUR Controlling Costs and Securing User-friendly Services
14. Methods of Paying Providers
15. The Efficient Use of Health Resources
16. Facing up to the Future.INDEX

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