Health Systems, Health, Wealth and Societal Well-being: Assessing the case for investing in health…

Paperback | December 1, 2011

byJosep Figueras, Martin Mckee, Richard B. Saltman

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  • How can we improve health, wealth and societal well-being by investing in health systems?
  • How can we ensure that health systems are sustained in the future?
  • How can we monitor, manage and improve performance so that health systems are as effective and efficient as possible?This book looks at health systems from a new perspective. By reviewing the complex relationship between health systems, health and wealth, it argues that health systems need not be, as is often believed, simply a drag on resources but rather can be part and parcel of improving health and achieving better economic growth.

    Aiming to assist policy-makers as they assess the case for investing in health systems, Health Systems,Health, Wealth and Societal Well-being reviews the evidence on:

    • The contribution of health systems to better health and to economic growth
    • The ways that investment in better health can save future health costs as well as boosting economic growth
    • How we can create equitable, sustainable health systems fit for the 21st century
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    How can we improve health, wealth and societal well-being by investing in health systems? How can we ensure that health systems are sustained in the future? How can we monitor, manage and improve performance so that health systems are as effective and efficient as possible?This book looks at health systems from a new perspective. By r...

    Josep Figueras is Head of the Secretariat and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Head of the European Centre for Health Policy, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...

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    Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.58 × 2.36 × 0.31 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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    Table of Contents

    Health systems, health, wealth and societal well-being: an introduction

    Understanding health systems: scope, functions and objectives

    Re-examining the cost pressures on health systems

    Economic costs of ill health in the European Region

    Saving lives? The contribution of health care to population health

    The contribution of public health interventions: an economic perspective

    Evidence for strategies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health in Europe

    Being responsive to citizens' expectations: the role of health services in responsiveness and satisfaction

    Assessing health reform trends in Europe

    Performance measurement for health system improvement: experiences, challenges and prospects

    Investing in health systems: drawing the lessons