World Health Report 2006
The World Health Report 2000 aims to stimulate a vigorous
debate about better ways of measuring health system performance and
thus finding a successful new direction for health systems to follow.
By shedding new light on what makes health systems behave in certain
ways, WHO also hopes to help policy-makers weigh the many complex issues
involved, examine their options, and make wise choices. WHO Director-General
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland says: "The main message from this report is
that the health and well- being of people around the world depend critically
on the performance of the health systems that serve them. Yet there
is wide variation in performance, even among countries with similar
levels of income and health expenditure. It is essential for decision-
makers to understand the underlying reasons so that system performance,
and hence the health of populations, can be improved."
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