Prof. Dr. Leonardi Ramon1, Prof. Dr. Alba Robert Dumi2
Authors country of origin: Italy1, Albania2
Institutional affiliation: 1“La Sapienza University”, Roma University, 2Vice-dean of Tirana Business University.
The Health Care Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide an analytical description of a health care system and reform initiatives in progress or under development. The HiTs are a key element of the work of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems. HiTs seek to provide relevant comparative information to support policymakers and analysts in the development of health care systems in Europe. The HiT profiles are building blocks that can be used: to learn in detail about different approaches to the organization, financing, and delivery of health services; to describe the process, content, and implementation of health care reform programs; to highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis, and to provide a tool for the dissemination of information on health care systems and the exchange of experiences of reform strategies between policy-makers and analysts in different countries.
The HiT profiles are produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory’s research directors and staff. In order to facilitate comparisons between countries, the profiles are based on a template, which is revised periodically. The template provides the detailed guidelines and specific questions, definitions, and examples needed to compile a HiT. This guidance is intended to be flexible to allow authors to take account of their national context. Compiling the HiT profiles poses several methodological problems. In many countries, there is relatively little information available on the health care system and the impact of reforms.
Volume 1.No.1(2018): April
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
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