Necessity of continuous health system development


Authors: J. Holčík
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav sociálního lékařství a veřejného zdravotnictví Lékařské fakulty MU Brno, přednosta prof. MUDr. Jan Holčík, DrSc.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2010; 56(7): 663-668
Category: 80th Birthday - Jaroslava Blahoše, MD, DrSc.

Overview

Increasing number of chronic diseases and accelerating costs of health care are important problems of health services system. Article presents four main methods of solving these difficulties: (a) more money to the system, (b) better effectiveness and efficiency of health services, (c) rationing, and (d) improvement of population health. The first three methods are limited, but increasing level of health is almost without any boundaries. The health education and professional training focused on better health literacy are important prerequisites of good health care system.

Key words:
health – health care system – financing of health care – rationing – health literacy


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Diabetology Endocrinology Internal medicine

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