Health care systems are composed of individuals and organizations that aim to meet the health care needs of target populations. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. In some countries, the health care system planning is distributed among market participants, whereas in others planning is made more centrally among governments, trade unions, charities, religious, or other coordinated bodies to deliver planned health care services targeted to the populations they serve. A new perspective on health system planning and development is required to improve the situation and build a health system responsive to the needs of the world.
The present book addresses these concerns while also highlighting the challenges in delivering efficient and effective health services. It cover important strategic issues of health care and include topics such as primary health-care management, challenges of unsafe drinking water, issues of health inequality, issues of health-care waste etc. It also deals with restructuring of health system, while exploring rapacity development as a process of health management. This volume shall be of interest to health professionals, students and scholars of health economics, as well as those working in the filed of health-care.