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Health Care Opportunities Vary From Country To Country

Ruzanna Harutyunyan's picture

The World Health Organization recently revealed the global health system has a number of misplays and shortcomings. Because of these misplays and shortcomings, different countries and different places in one country have different health status, different health care opportunities, and different health care costs.

Looking back over the past 30 years, the WHO reached an alarming conclusion: The unfairness of the current health outcomes and health care opportunities far exceeded the level of 1978. This unfairness lies both in rich and poor countries. The report said that between the richest and the poorest countries, the difference in life expectancy now exceed 40 years.

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Globally, annual health expenditures varied widely, the lowest per capita is only 20 U.S. dollars, with the highest per capita much higher than the 6000 U.S. dollars. In the same country, health expenditures between the poor and the rich are also significantly different.

The report notes that in many cases, people who lead a well-off life have the opportunity to enjoy the highest quality health care, but also in the process of exploiting these resources by overusing them, which includes screening and unnecessary procedures, longer hospital stays, professional doctors undertaking the work of general practitioners, family doctors or nurses. Those who are in real need of medical care were unable to pay and they are excluded.

As a result, the report called for the return of the primary health care system, reconstruction of damaged infrastructure and related personnel training. The report said, the comparison of the same level of economic development of the countries showed that countries carrying out the work of the national health care according to the principle of the primary health care, the same investment has brought a higher level of sanitation. Tootoo.com suggests by making better use of existing preventive measures, the global burden of disease can be reduced by 70%.