Title: Thinking of alternatives for health systems: from the expenses increase to the gain in efficiency

Authors: M. Fátima De la Fuente del Moral

Addresses: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (Pabellón 5º curso), Campus de Somosaguas, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Even after a big effort performed by the most advanced countries and the positive results obtained by them in the development of their health systems, the current situation of economic crisis is one of the most important worries nowadays. The current recession could affect the future sustainability of the actual health system. This is especially remarkable in countries with a public health system. In this paper, we will try to find measures to be implemented by countries in order to save their sanitary systems. According to that, we will analyse different experiences of several countries, such as Spain, the UK, France and the USA.

Keywords: sanitary systems; economic crisis; budget cuts; health system alternatives; health systems; expenses increase; efficiency gains; Spain; UK; United Kingdom; USA; United States; France; healthcare services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2013.055922

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2013 Vol.1 No.3, pp.250 - 266

Received: 09 Feb 2013
Accepted: 12 Feb 2013

Published online: 16 Aug 2013 *

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