1. bookVolume 12 (2021): Issue 2 (August 2021)
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National Health Reforms in Georgia during 1994-2021 and their Success

Published Online: 19 Aug 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 12 (2021) - Issue 2 (August 2021)
Page range: 102 - 108
Received: 01 Jun 2021
Accepted: 01 Jul 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2067-9785
First Published
06 Mar 2017
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3 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The Health Reform of the country is a very difficult burden for two reasons: firstly, we need an appropriate economy level in the country, that can bear the new health model, established through reform, and secondly, the country needs a health system that is appropriate either for its economic system or for its tradition and history. Health reformers need to match all the points of the health reform concept, its implementation, and the systems of the country. Due to its Soviet past, Georgia struggled in the last twenty years to find an effective and cost efficient health model for its citizens. Starting from the 90s, Georgia instituted three health reforms and finally found some sustainable measures. The present article explores the three waves of the Georgian Health Care reforms, and analyses the factors of their success and the reasons for their failures. The importance of studying the Health Care systems is derived from Sustainable Development Goals targeting Health issues including health-related topics to improve the population’s health and wellbeing as well as achieve universal coverage of health services. The research contributes to the knowledge regarding the Health Care Reforms, and their practical implications on a country.

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