Financing and structural arrangements for the family health nurse: report on a WHO meeting: Barcelona, Spain 28–29 April 2000
AbstractTo take forward the concept of the family health nurse in primary health care, the meeting examined mechanisms of financing and implementing this concept in different health care systems. The aims were: to discuss how to introduce the concept of the family health nurse into different health care systems; to assess the implications of the concept; and to identify the structural and financing arrangements that would be required. The participants comprised a consumer representative, nurses, midwives, doctors and third-party payers. The participants formed working groups to discuss various themes: integration, financing, and the range and coverage of nursing services in primary health care. Three models of health care systems were considered: the Beveridge model, the Bismarck model, and that of countries in the transition phase. Based on the discussions in the working groups, the participants made specific recommendations for the implementation of the concept of the family health nurse in different health care systems.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2000). Financing and structural arrangements for the family health nurse: report on a WHO meeting: Barcelona, Spain 28–29 April 2000. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108368