Introduction to Evaluation of Health Services

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Article II Section 15 of the 1987 Constitution provides that “the State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them.” It is the role of the government to guarantee “access to basic public health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and regulation of providers of health goods and services (Department of Health, 2011).” To deliver these health care rights to individuals, several reforms have been enacted and implemented such as the Republic Act 7600 or The Rooming-In and Breast-feeding Act of 1992 which was extended in 2009 by providing facilitiesfor breastmilk collection and storage (Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act 2009), and the National …show more content…
The curriculum is determined by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Doctors undergo 8 years of education (pre-medical and medical), while pharmacists, medical technologists, midwives and nurses undertake 4 years of education. Dentists must accomplish a 6-year course, whereas physical and occupational therapists are required to take a 5-year course. In all professions, licensure examinations are conducted to gauge the capability of these workers to perform in the country’s different sectors. An abrupt increase of nurses and midwives are apparent due to the demands overseas for these health professionals (Health Service Delivery Profile, 2012; Romualdez, et al., 2011). The migration of these health workers has caused a decline in the number of available workers and disproportion between professionals and the population. Actual count regarding active health workers remains vague, for these data are not regularly collected and/or are estimates as demonstrated by the Pharmaceutical and Health Care Association of the Philippines in 2008 (Romualdez, et al., 2011).
According to the review in the Philippine health system (2011), the distribution of government and private health workers is uneven. Dentists and physical and occupational therapists are not present in general services
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