Primary Healthcare: A ‘Jigsaw’ In Reform of the Health Services

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Regmi, Krishna 2011. Primary Healthcare: A ‘Jigsaw’ In Reform of the Health Services. Primary Health Care: Open Access. 2 (2).
AuthorsRegmi, Krishna
Abstract

Health service reform is on the policy agenda throughout the world.
Since the Declaration of Alma-Ata in 1978, much of the discussion
about the role of primary healthcare (PHC) in health service reform
has centred on the political attraction to decentralised health systems. The primary goals of PHC are to make health services effective
and efficient in the improvement of people’s health by focusing on:
enhancing health status; reforming health service delivery, healthcare
provisions and financial sustainability; and strengthening the local
and national health services [3]. The philosophical commitment of the
Alma-Ata declaration was that people or service users have the right to
access essential and universal healthcare services without any personal
and institutional constraints.

KeywordsPrimary health; Healthcare reform
JournalPrimary Health Care: Open Access
Journal citation2 (2)
Year2011
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/ phcoa.1000e103
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1526
Publication dates
Print04 Apr 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Apr 2012
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Citation:
Regmi, K., (2012) 'Primary healthcare: a 'jigsaw' in reform of the health services' Primary Health Care: Open Access, 2(2).

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