health system

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The word “system” is most often used in the context of the economic, fiscal, and political management method that nations use to run the national health care services. It can also refer to a local or regional group of organized health services. “Health system” is defined in the WHO Report for 2000 as all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore, or maintain health.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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