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Health Policy Context Report

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Health System report:


This report has been conducted to analyse the relevant concepts and policies of the health care system in France. Through the exploration of health outcomes of the French population, this report will aim to discuss how policy from national to local level, significantly impacts on its health care service delivery. In order to understand the complexities of a health care system overall, this report will include a background rationale using Key evidence to assess the French health care system, as well as an explanation of how the information regarding this particular healthcare system has been obtained. In addition this report will discuss one core policy that has influenced the public health outcomes of French health care, going further, to give a critical analyse of what pressures are faced by the French health care system when delivering a health care service to its country.

According to W.H.O “a health system is the sum total of all the organizations, institutions and resources whose primary purpose is to improve health. A health system needs staff, funds, information, supplies, transport, communications and overall guidance and direction. And it needs to provide services that are responsive and financially fair, while treating people decently.”…
“Health systems are responsible for delivering services that improve, maintain or restore the health of individuals and their communities. This includes the care provided by hospitals and family doctors, but also less visible tasks such as the prevention and control of communicable disease, health promotion, health workforce planning and improving the social, economic or environmental conditions in which people live”. WHO (2005)

According to reports from the world health organisation (WHO 2000) France has continually provided the best health care system in the world for over a decade OECD (2010). Though France has been recognised as having a top ranked...


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