Reorienting Health Services

Application of a Systems Approach

  • Charles O. Pannenborg
  • Albert van der Werff
  • Gary B. Hirsch
  • Keith Barnard

Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Special addresses

    1. M. H. M. F. Gardeniers-Berendsen
      Pages 1-4
    2. P. B. Checkland
      Pages 5-5
    3. Albert van der Werff
      Pages 7-14
  3. Re-orienting Health Services-Application of a Systems Approach

  4. Tools for doing it

  5. National Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. J. F. Lacronique
      Pages 167-177
    3. A. Bariletti
      Pages 203-218
    4. Jan E. Blanpain
      Pages 249-254
    5. M. Rahmi Dirican
      Pages 255-270
    6. Anne Crichton
      Pages 283-308
    7. Keith Barnard, David Pendreigh
      Pages 309-345
    8. Anna Ritsataki
      Pages 347-356
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-374

About this book


The Advanced Research Institute on "Health Services Systems" was held under the auspices of the NATO Special Programme Panel on Systems Science as a part of the NATO Science Committee's continuous effort to promote the advancement of science through international cooperation. A special word is said in this respect supra by Pro­ fessor Checkland, Chairman of the Systems Science Panel. The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) was organized for the purpose of bringing together senior scientists to seek a consensus on the assessment of the present state of knowledge on the specific topic of "health services systems" and to present views and recom­ mendations for future health services research directions, which should be of value to both the scientific community and the people in charge of reorienting health services. The conference was structured so as to permit the assembly of a variety of complementary viewpoints through intensive group discussions to be the basis of this final report. Invitees were selected from allover Europe and North America, including observers from the major international organizations involved in health ser­ vices research, to provide the experience and expertise necessary to make the issue of "health services systems" val id and significant.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles O. Pannenborg
    • 1
  • Albert van der Werff
    • 1
  • Gary B. Hirsch
    • 2
  • Keith Barnard
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Public Health and Environmental HygieneLeidschendamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Health Management ConsultantsWaylandUSA
  3. 3.Nuffield Centre for Health Services StudiesThe University of LeedsLeedsUK

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