Viet Nam: profit and loss in health care

World Health Forum. 1995;16(2):194-5.


The decline of Viet Nam's once highly effective commune health stations has resulted in the over-prescription of drugs and the danger of lower public health standards. It must be recognized that private and public activities form part of the same health system, and need firm supervision if it is to flourish.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Prescriptions / economics
  • Drug Prescriptions / standards*
  • National Health Programs / economics
  • National Health Programs / standards*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • Vietnam