1st Edition

Systems Thinking and Sustainable Healthcare Delivery

By Ben Y.F. Fong Copyright 2023
    114 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Sustainable Development Goal 3 seeks to ensure health and well-being for all at every stage of life. This book discusses how to strengthen our healthcare systems and ensure sustainable community healthcare delivery by using systems thinking, an approach to understanding complex interactions of individual system elements in nature.

    Financing and manpower planning are integral processes to achieve health for all in the world. Adopting the Framework for Action of the World Health Organization for Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Health Outcomes, this book reviews and discusses, illustrated by case examples, the building blocks of healthcare systems, namely financing, human resources, management strategies and leadership and governance in the context of accessibility, coverage, quality and safety of community health services to achieve selected targets in SDG 3 in the context of global health.

    This book will be of interest to those who are researching sustainable healthcare systems, as well as policymakers and healthcare professionals.

    1. Systems Thinking for Sustainable Healthcare Systems 2. Impacts of Sustainable Development Goal 3 and Health Systems 3. Sustainable Healthcare Financing for Universal Health Coverage 4. Development of Healthcare Professionals and Leadership in Achieving Sustainability 5. Management Strategies in Information System, Technology Adoption and Medical Products for Community Health 6. Leadership, Governance and SDG 3


    Ben Y. F. Fong is a Specialist in Community Medicine, holding honorary Clinical Associate Professorship at the two local medical schools in Hong Kong, China. He is currently the Professor of Practice (Health Studies) and Associate Division Head of the Division of Science, Engineering, and Health Studies, and Director of the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research of the College of Professional and Continuing Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has contributed to publications, including Primary Care Revisited: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era (as lead editor, published in 2020), a training manual for general practitioners in China published by the People’s Medical Publishing House in Beijing (as co-editor, published in 2020), over 30 health books in Chinese and 40 journal papers.