Global trends in health care reform

World Health Forum. 1994;15(4):317-22.


Health systems throughout the world are hard pressed to curb costs and safeguard quality. In general, the users of health services are having to pay more for them, and in some cases this is making the system unsustainable. Even where costs can be met, the payment mechanisms used can make a decisive difference in terms of equity and efficiency.

MeSH terms

  • Financing, Government
  • Global Health*
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Care Reform / economics*
  • Health Care Reform / trends
  • Humans
  • Privatization*
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Socioeconomic Factors