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Reorientation of Health Services

Erzen, Ivan ; Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana ; Farkas, Jerneja

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
Health promotion is from one point of vision defined in terms of the several action areas among others comprising re-orientation of health services toward health promotion. According to this concept, health services were encouraged to move increasingly from predominantly curative approach to more preventive approach. The idea of comprehensive primary health care was launched. The paper is presenting problems related to application of comprehensive primary health care in practice in the period after adoption of Alma Ata Declaration. The case of Slovenia health care system and characteristics of its transition is presented as an example. Presented are current situation as well as broader context and possible solution in the future.


Keywords: health service, health service reform, primary health care, health promotion
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Erzen, Ivan ; Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana ; Farkas, Jerneja  (2008)  Reorientation of Health Services. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2219



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