Ideal healthcare: Can one claim to provide good healthcare when all that is done is disease treatment?


Abstract


In an ideal healthcare system, disease treatment is merely one of many goals. In order to achieve true economic efficiency and medical efficacy, an ideal healthcare system must balance multiple components. This is a blog on the future of healthcare. What are reasonable goals, definitions, characteristics and principles of an ideal healthcare system? How can you implement it? How can you fund it? These questions are addressed in this blog.


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Good health is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being,
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

- Constitution of the World Health Organization