Edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Josep Figueras
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Series, 2015
Governance is the systematic, patterned way in which decisions are made and implemented. The governance of a health system therefore shapes its ability to respond to the various well documented challenges that health systems face today, and its capacity to cope with both everyday challenges and new policies and problems. This book provides a robust framework that identifies five key aspects of governance, distilled from a large body of literature, that are important in explaining the ability of health systems to provide accessible, high-quality, sustainable health: transparency, accountability, participation, organizational integrity and policy capacity.