United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) - Health system review

TitleUnited Kingdom (Northern Ireland) - Health system review
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsO’Neill C, McGregor P, Merkur S
Secondary AuthorsMossialos E, Busse R, Figueras J, McKee M, Saltman R
Series TitleHealth Systems in Transition
Volume14 (10)
Number of Pages115 p.
PublisherWHO Regional Office for Europe
KeywordsDelivery of health Care; Evaluation Studies; Financing; Health; Health care Reform; Health System Plans; United Kingdom
AbstractThe Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series provide detailed descriptions of health systems in the countries of the WHO European Region as well as some additional OECD countries. An individual health system review (HiT) examines the specific approach to the organization, financing and delivery of health services in a particular country and the role of the main actors in the health system. It describes the institutional framework, process, content, and implementation of health and health care policies. HiTs also look at reforms in progress or under development and make an assessment of the health system based on stated objectives and outcomes with respect to various dimensions (health status, equity, quality, efficiency, accountability).