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Author Hou, Xiaohui, author.

Title Learning from economic downturns : how to better assess, track, and mitigate the impact on the health sector / Xiaohui Hou, Edit V. Velényi, Abdo S. Yazbeck, Roberto F. Iunes, and Owen Smith
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 170 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development, human development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Human development.
Contents A framework for health sector resilience -- Assessing vulnerability of the health sector to economic downturns -- Tracking the impact on households and institutions : the Europe and Central Asia story -- Mitigating the effects of economic downturns -- Lessons from the European Union
Summary Health and economic development are interconnected. Over the past decades, the health sector has become an increasingly important component of the global economy, evidenced by the growing trend of health expenditures as a share of GDP. The interconnectivity of health and economic development and the cyclical nature of economic performance have emphasized the critical need to build health sector resilience to prepare for inevitable economic downturns. The objective of the book is to raise awareness of the challenges that health systems, in both developing and developed countries, face in times of economic crisis and provide an Assessment, Tracking and Mitigation (A.T.M.) framework by which governments and policy makers can meet the critical challenge of health sector stabilization and resilience building. The A.T.M. framework emphasizes the importance of the interdependence of these three pillarsfor effective crisis response and strengthening health system resilience to economic shocks. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Description based print version record
Subject Medical economics.
Economic history -- 21st century.
Economic development.
Medical policy.
Health Care Sector -- economics
Economics, Medical
Economic Development
Economic Recession
Health Policy
economic development.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Economic development
Economic history
Medical economics
Medical policy
Form Electronic book
Author Velenyi, Edit V., 1972-
Yazbeck, Abdo.
Iunes, Roberto F.
Smith, Owen, 1973-
World Bank.
ISBN 9781464800610