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Comparison of Health Care Policy among Czech Regions during 2000-2015

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PAVLÍK Marek

Rok publikování 2016
Druh Článek ve sborníku
Konference Proceedings of the 20th International Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research 201
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta

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Obor Řízení, správa a administrativa
Klíčová slova Health care policy; regions; strategic documents; officers
Popis Health policy is a broad spectrum of activities across many resorts and involves many actors at different level of government. The health policy at the state level is often analyzed, broadly discussed and compared with other countries. However the regional level seems to be more hidden and considered as less important although regions have many powers due to self-government principles and may affect the state health policy. To formulate and implement health policy at regional level the region needs a personal capacity and political will at least. Hence in this paper we analyze two important circumstances tight with regional health policy during period 2000-2015: (1) personal capacity of regional authorities; (2) Formulation of strategic documents. We assume that 15 years period is long enough to catch and explain some differences among Czech regions. We gathered data about number of officers focused on health matters; regional strategic documents as well as for basic health care indicators. Results shows that a systematic work on regional strategic document partly depends on sufficient personal capacity of regional authorities, but on the other hand there is no link between production of documents and better development of the regions.
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