Systems Aspects of Health Planning

Bailey, N.T.J. & Thompson, M. (1975). Systems Aspects of Health Planning. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Co.. ISBN 0-444-10841-6

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The Conference, "Systems Aspects of Health Planning," which this book describes, touched upon many important themes of IIASA: how interdisciplinary systems science should best be organized and directed; how analytic experts and real world practitioners should combine efforts to address most effectively the difficult policy problems of current relevance; and how leading representatives of many nations--in socialist and non-socialist lands--might learn from the experiences of one another.

The book may be valuable for a number of possible reader purposes. On the most evident level, it presents in its papers a series of good examples of what systems analysis is and how it should be applied within the context of health system planning. The student of comparative health systems will find the book rewarding for its description of alternative systems and the rationale which underline them. These descriptions are invaluable as candid statements--and critical self-analysis--by the very people who make the systems work. The English language literature has been regrettably deficient in descriptions of health systems in the Eastern countries written from the viewpoint of their managers. On still another plane, the book may be read with attention upon the dialogue that followed paper presentations. Here especially can be seen frank discussions of the issues with highest importance to the analysis of health systems in the mid-1970s.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Proceedings of the IIASA Conference, Baden, Austria, August 20-22, 1974
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Bibliographic Reference: North Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, Netherlands [1975]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 08:16

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