Getting Better : Improving Health System Outcomes in Europe and Central Asia

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2154
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Europe and Central Asia Reports
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Smith, Owen
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Nguyen, Son Nam
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2013-06-11T16:39:59Z
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2013-06-11T16:39:59Z
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2013-06-10
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This report is about how to improve health system outcomes in countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Long-term historical trends indicate substantial room for improvement, especially when ECA's health outcomes are compared to those of the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (EU-15). Instead of catching up with their Western neighbors, many countries in ECA have been falling behind. This report, which explores the development challenge facing health sectors in ECA, identifies three key agendas for achieving more rapid convergence with the world's best-performing health systems: (i) the first is the health agenda, in which the main imperative is to strengthen public health and primary care interventions to help achieve the 'cardiovascular revolution' that has taken place in the west in recent decades; (ii) the second is the financing agenda, in which growing demand for medical care must be satisfied without imposing an undue burden on households, by achieving better financial protection, or on government budgets, by ensuring a more efficient use of resources; and (iii) the third agenda relates to broader institutional arrangements. Here, a few key reform ingredients are identified, each of which is common to most advanced health systems but lacking in many ECA countries.
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978-0-8213-9883-8
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/13832
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Europe and Central Asia Reports;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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access to health care
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accountability mechanisms
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adult mortality
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adult population
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Aging
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Alcohol Consumption
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alcohol policies
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asphyxia
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basic human right
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basic needs
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budget caps
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Cancer
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capitation
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Cardiovascular Disease
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cardiovascular risk factors
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child health
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child mortality
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Cholesterol
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chronic disease
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competition among insurers
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cost sharing
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deaths
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decision making
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Delivery of Health Care
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demand for health
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demand for health care
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depression
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diet
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disability
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disease burden
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disease diagnosis
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Disease management
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dissemination
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doctors
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Drugs
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early childhood
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economic growth
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Economic Perspectives
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Economic Review
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elderly
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employment
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epidemic
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excess mortality
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existing resources
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fee for service
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fee-for-service
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fee-for-service methods
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fee-for-service payment
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Females
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financial consequences
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Financial Protection
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fixed costs
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genes
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global health
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gross domestic product
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gross national income
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Health Budgets
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Health Care
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health care delivery
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health care providers
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health care provision
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Health Care Services
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health care systems
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health consequences
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health coverage
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health expenditure
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health expenditures
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Health Financing
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health indicators
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Health Insurance
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Health Insurance Fund
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health legislation
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Health Organization
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health outcomes
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Health Policy
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health professionals
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health programs
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Health Reform
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health resources
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health risks
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Health Sector
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Health Spending
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Health System
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Health Systems
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Health Trends
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health-financing
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healthy life
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heart attack
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heart disease
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High Blood Pressure
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HIV/AIDS
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Hospital
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hospital beds
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hospital capacity
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Hospital Waste
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hospitalization
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Hospitals
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household surveys
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Human Development
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human health
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hypertension
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ill health
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illness
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Immunization
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immunodeficiency
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important policy
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Income
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income countries
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Infant
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Infant mortality
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infectious diseases
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Informal Payments
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informal sector
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injuries
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insurance markets
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intervention
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lack of knowledge
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legal status
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level of development
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Life Expectancy
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Life expectancy at birth
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Life Expectancy Gains
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life-saving care
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Living Standards
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longevity
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magnetic resonance imaging
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market failures
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material resources
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maternal and child health
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maternal mortality
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medical bills
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Medical Care
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Medical Insurance
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medical staff
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medical systems
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medical technologies
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Medical technology
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Mental
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Mental Health
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migration
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Millennium Development Goal
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Millennium Development Goals
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modern medicine
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moral hazard
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Morbidity
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mortality
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MRI
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multiple insurers
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national governments
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national health
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national health service
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neonatal care
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neonatal mortality
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nutrition
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pandemic
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Patient
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Patient Choice
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patient cost
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Patients
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pensions
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personal behavior
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Pharmaceutical Spending
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Pharmaceuticals
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physicians
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pneumonia
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Pocket Payments
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pocket payments for health care
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policy makers
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Policy Response
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prevalence
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Primary Care
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primary health care
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Progress
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prostate
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Provider payment
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public health
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public opinion
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purchasing power
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purchasing power parity
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Quality Assurance
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Quality of Care
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Quality of Life
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reform of health systems
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Respect
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restaurants
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risk factor
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Risk Factors
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Safety Net
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safety nets
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Screening
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service delivery
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service provision
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Smokers
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Smoking
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social health insurance
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social sectors
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socioeconomic status
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suicide
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syndrome
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TB
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Tobacco Taxation
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Treatment
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Tuberculosis
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under-five mortality
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use of resources
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vaccinations
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Vaccines
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violence
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Waste
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World Health Organization
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Getting Better : Improving Health System Outcomes in Europe and Central Asia
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2013-06-04
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research
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Finance and Markets
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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10.1596/978-0-8213-9883-8
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78185
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78683
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Europe and Central Asia
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Europe
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Central Asia
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Europe and Central Asia
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Finance :: Non-compulsory health finance
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Health and other social services :: Health
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Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Gender
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Human development :: Child health
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Human development :: Other communicable diseases
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Human development :: Health system performance
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Human development :: Population and reproductive health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Disease Control & Prevention
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health and Nutrition (ECSH1)

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