Health Care Systems Outside the U.S.A.

Authored by: Nazli Sencan

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781841848198
eBook ISBN: 9781351124874
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EPT4-v3-20

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Abstract

In today’s globalized world, the organization, structure, and financing of health care services are still very diverse. Each country or region is upgrading and trying to improve their health care system (HCS). Every single day, the criteria for high-quality service are redefined. There is a continuous transition in forming a better HCS. The criteria like, infant mortality, patients per physician, number of perscriptions per pharmacist, approval processes for medicines, new diagnostic electronic devices, education system of health care providers, and many other factors force governments to change the system. It is obvious that, for governments, so as to take more control from the public, HCS is the number one priority. Also countries and systems are affected by each other. This is why a revised chapter is presented.

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