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Health Care Systems In Finland, Afghanistan, And Norway

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Health care system world widely is a very important issue. According to WHO is that a good health system delivers quality services to all people, when and where they need them. The exact configuration of services fluctuates from country to country, but in all cases requires a stable financing mechanism such are a well-trained and adequately paid workforce; reliable information on which to base decisions and policies; well maintained facilities and logistics to deliver quality medicines and health (WHO a)
That says it all in my opinion. Good attentions to provide health care world widely.
The concept of health is very complex. We all understand the meaning of it in different ways. Health care system in Finland is a foregone conclusion in many aspects.
In this task it is suppose to introduce health care systems in three countries. One developed, one undeveloped and our country. I chose to introduce beside Finland, also Afghanistan and Norway. The reason I chose Afghanistan is my current workplace. I work as a military nurse in Finnish Defence Forces, and I have many colleges (soldiers) who are at this moment in Afghanistan to protect peace and helping reconstructing Afghanistan. It is going to be an interesting journey to try find out a little bit more of the health care system there. And why I chose Norway? During the many years of being a nurse I have heard many times how in Norway everything is better then here in Finland. So I looked up from the internet just seeking some information and it sounded quite interesting health care system that they have. It is going to be interesting to compare health care systems of Finland and of Norway. So, are there going to be similarities or are there just differences between countries
2. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF FINLAND

Finland is Scandinavian country in north of Europe .Finland has three neighbours which are Russia, Sweden and Norway. Population is little over 5million people. Finland is a small country.
In Finland there are three main categories in health care: Public health care, Private health care and Occupational health care. The following are presentations of all those.
2.1 Public health care
STM says that everyone here in Finland is entitled to have adequate social and health services. Municipalities are responsible for arranging and funding health care to all (STM a.)
Payment by the clients of health care system was about 9% of the whole funding of social and health services.
All clients don’t have to pay for the health care, for example children under age of 18, elders, and pregnant.
The government is controlling the payment policy in cooperation with social and health care. The purpose of this policy is to be ensured that fees are in a reasonable level and they are not an obstacle for clients to get medical or social services. In the other hand, the purpose is to prevent inappropriate use (STM b).
2.2 Private health care
Private health care complement public health care. Private health care...

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