Special Issue "Healthcare Policy and Population Health: Unpacking the Connections"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 1377
How does health services policy improve population health? Most of the determinants of population health outcomes lie outside the health care system. However, ‘downstream’ health system settings and policies can still make a significant impact, positively or negatively, on health outcomes, while governments increasingly frame health policy reform objectives in terms of population health., most reforms typically focus on ‘intermediate’ system objectives such as improved access, fair financing, and improved service quality. Improved distribution of accessible and quality services (i.e., equity), and allocative efficiency of health system resources also have the potential to improve population health. Nevertheless, health policy reform designed to improve broader health outcomes frequently encounters significant institutional inertia and active resistance from within the health sector, and policy reform typically involves some trade-offs between competing health system goals and objectives. This Special Issue invites contributions to address the questions of whether and how healthcare policy shapes population health. Contributions are invited that address this question at the conceptual level and/or through empirical analysis. We welcome country and regional case studies of the link between health policy reform and population health, as well as comparative papers.
Dr. Tim Tenbensel
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- health policy
- health systems
- population health
- policy implementation