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Second assessment of migrant health needs, Lampedusa and Linosa, Italy/ by Santino Severoni
Severoni, Santino; Enkhtsetseng, Shinee; Dembech, Matteo; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )
Mapping the status of disease prevention and health promotion at primary health care level in Estonia / edited by Tiia Pertel ... [et al.]
Pertel,Tiia; Koppel, Agris; Kalda, Ruth; Täoemets, Tiina; Vaask, Sirje; Viilup, Janika; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2010 )
Capacity of the health system for crisis management : Kazakhstan : 2010
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2012 )
European health care reform : analysis of current strategies / edited and written by Richard B. Saltman and Josep Figueras
Saltman, Richard B; Figueras, Josep; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
The European health report 2009 : health and health systems
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
Rapport sur la santâe en Europe 2009 : santâe et systáemes de santâe
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2010 )
Building primary care in a changing Europe
Kringos, Dionne S.; Boerma, Wienke G.W.; Hutchinson, Allen; Saltman, Richard B. ( 2015 )
Italy: Health system review
Ferré, Francesca; de Belvis, Antonio Giulio; Valerio, Luca; Longhi, Silvia; Lazzari, Agnese; Fattore, Giovanni; Ricciardi, Walter; Maresso, Anna ( 2014 )

Italy is the sixth largest country in Europe and has the second highest average life expectancy, reaching 79.4 years for men and 84.5 years for women in 2011. There are marked regional differences for both men and women in most health indicators, reflecting the economic and social imbalance between the north and south of the country. The main diseases affecting the population are circulatory diseases, malignant tumours and respiratory diseases. Italy’s health-care system is a regionally based national health service that provides universal coverage largely free of charge at the point of delivery. The main source of financing is national and regional taxes, supplemented by co-payments for pharmaceuticals and outpatient care. In 2012, total health expenditure accounted for 9.2% of GDP (slightly below the EU average of 9.6%). Public sources made up 78.2% of total health-care spending. While the central government provides a stewardship role, setting the fundamental principles and goals of the health system and determining the core benefit package of health services available to all citizens, the regions are responsible for organizing and delivering primary, secondary and tertiary health-care services as well as preventive and health promotion services. Faced with the current economic constraints of having to contain or even reduce health expenditure, the largest challenge facing the health system is to achieve budgetary goals without reducing the provision of health services to patients. This is related to the other key challenge of ensuring equity across regions, where gaps in service provision and health system performance persist. Other issues include ensuring the quality of professionals managing facilities, promoting group practice and other integrated care organizational models in primary care, and ensuring that the concentration of organizational control by regions of health-care providers does not stifle innovation.

Health 2020: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being
( 2013 )

The 53 countries of the European Region approved a new value- and evidence-based health policy framework for the Region, Health 2020, at the session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2012. Health 2020 focuses on improving health for all and reducing health inequalities, through improved leadership and governance for health. It focuses on today’s major health problems. It identifies four priority areas for policy action and is innovative in terms of responses across all levels and sectors of government and society, emphasizing developing assets and resilience within communities, empowerment and creating supportive environments. It details the strengthened roles of public health services and the health system. Health 2020 was approved in two forms: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being for politicians and those developing policy and the longer Health 2020 policy framework and strategy, which provides more operational detail. Implementing Health 2020 in countries is now the fundamental top-priority challenge for the Region.

Health Systems in Transition; Uzbekistan; Health system review
Ahmedov, Mohir; Azimov, Ravshan; Mutalova, Zulkhumor; Huseynov, Shahin; Tsoyi, Elena; Rechel, Bernd ( 2014 )