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Title: Public health and the economy : report on a national WHO seminar, Bucharest, Romania, 23-25 September 1997
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The WHO policy for health for all in Europe stresses the need to mobilize new partners. Many sectors can help to improve health. WHO organized a seminar to show the relationships between health and economics, and to allow leaders in public health and the economy to share experience with health reforms in countries. International experts provided various tools and frameworks for understanding the interrelationship between the economy and health. Issues related to the Health Insurance Law in Romania were discussed with an international team and the Ministry of Health. Representatives from both chambers of Parliament and from the ministries responsible for finance, industry, internal affairs, commerce, labour and social protection, and transport were invited to participate, although some could not attend. This highlighted the difficulty of coordinating communication between the health and other ministries. The Seminar faculty included international experts in the field of health and economics and health care reforms, and Romanian experts. The seminar participants reached several conclusions, including the need to better manage tensions between calls for increased health care funding and for better use of existing funds, and tensions between spending on health care and on health-enhancing measures in other sectors. The participants recommended a renewed priority for primary care, increased attention to quality assurance mechanisms and the careful design of any privatization of health care financing and delivery
Description: EUR/ROM/POLC 02 02 02
English only
26 p.
Subject: Health economics
Financing, Health
Health Care Reform
Private Sector
Health for All
Europe, Eastern
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health Economics and Financing
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ROM/POLC 02 02 02
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