Economical Effect of Nigeria Health Systems on Health Outcomes

2655 Words Jan 31st, 2018 11 Pages
Health is central to the value of a nation and revolves around the model of the health system, financing procedures and policies put in place to govern healthcare (Skolnik, 2012). According to social scientist, the enablement to perform ones social duties or function as required is term as health (World Health Organization, 2005). Because, illness affect person’s capacity of performance and involvement in daily activities, also its quality of life and length of life years (World Health Organization, 2005). Indicators such as life expectancy, health life expectancy (HALE), disability adjusted life year (DALYS) and quality adjusted life year (QALYS) are been use globally as indices to evaluate health status of a given population both in the presence or absence of disease or intervention (Skolnik, 2012). The goal of every society is to reduce the DALYS and enhance the QALYS and HALE at a lowest possible cost with great utility. Because increase in DALYS is an indicator of unhealthy society either due to poor health system or health behaviours (Skolnik, 2012).
Principles of health economics
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