Health Report 2000 Health Systems: Improving Performance is an expert analysis of the
increasingly important influence of health systems in the daily lives of people worldwide.
Health systems provide the critical interface between
life-saving, life-enhancing interventions and the people who need them. If health systems
are weak, the power of these interventions is likewise weakened, or even lost. Health
systems thus deserve the highest priority in any efforts to improve health or ensure that
resources are wisely used.
The World Health Report 2000 aims to stimulate
a vigorous debate about better ways of measuring health system performance and thus
finding a successful new direction for health systems to follow. By shedding new light on
what makes health systems behave in certain ways, WHO also hopes to help policy-makers
weigh the many complex issues involved, examine their options, and make wise choices.
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