Improving Healthcare Systems With Quality, Access, and Equity

What Is a Healthcare System? A healthcare system is a set of organisations and resources that provide health services. It includes hospitals, physician practices and other facilities. A healthcare system may also include a range of social care measures to improve patient wellbeing. A broad range of competing ideas and interests determine the design, structure, performance and evolution of healthcare systems. These include differing ideologies about the role and responsibility of governments in guaranteeing access to healthcare for all. QualityProviding high quality healthcare is an important element of a healthy society. It helps people stay healthy, prevents disease, and reduces waste and inefficiency. As a result, improving healthcare quality is increasingly becoming a priority for governments and healthcare providers. However, achieving this goal requires a comprehensive approach that involves all stakeholders. The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index includes a healthcare sub-index that ranks countries by their performance in this area. To measure and improve health system…