ERIC Number: ED202797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Consumer Participation and Responsibility in the Planning and Delivery of Health Care.
The main functions of comprehensive health care are promotion, prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation, with an overall goal of health education in its many forms. The consumer has roles and responsibilities in health care which mesh with life as a participating member of society. Consumer participation in the planning and delivery of health services can have economic advantages if people are encouraged to take on greater responsibility for their own health and well-being. Thus, self-care practices at the level of primary care are a social and economic resource. In establishing health care priorities and goals, each country must ascertain needs and assess the composition and volume of demands for health care. Nineteen of the member states of the World Health Organization European Region responded to a questionnaire on their arrangements and policies for consumer involvement in planning medical care delivery. Highlights of the replies are appended. (FG)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Citizen Participation, Consumer Education, Delivery Systems, Global Approach, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Services, Physical Health, Program Development, Social Responsibility
World Health Organization, Regional Office in Europe, 8 Scherfigsvej, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark (No price given).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.