The Health of Vietnam

  • Anna G.¬†Shillabeer

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  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book presents a detailed overview of the healthcare environment in Viet Nam. Given the general lack of understanding of healthcare in the Vietnamese context, it discusses the background and history, current status and the future of healthcare in the country. The first part of the book provides a summary of the current state of Vietnamese healthcare, incorporating discussions on the training and professional practice environment and the development, implementation and impact of national insurance policies. In addition, it highlights the cultural aspects of health provision and behaviours, technology integration and health trends from a number of angles based on standard global reporting dimensions. The second part elaborates on the 5-year strategic plan for national healthcare management and the top 5 barriers to meeting these planned objectives. It documents key investors and project objectives and outcomes, as well as the top 10 health issues in Vietnam including an overview of national and international initiatives to tackle these issues, addressing financial and social burdens in the process. In the third part, the book outlines the opportunities and barriers for improvement in healthcare outcomes for Viet Nam, providing evidence to support future work by local or international researchers. It is a fundamental text for anyone looking to work or research in the Vietnamese healthcare environment and provides an outline for project planning and targeted programs of work to achieve measureable improvements in Viet Nam.


Auxiliary healthcare services in Vietnam Community health support systems in Vietnam Health research in Vietnam Healthcare policy and practice in Vietnam Healthcare policy and programs in Vietnam Healthcare systems Vietnam Key stakeholders in Vietnamese healthcare Public health in Vietnam Traditional healthcare structures in Vietnam Trends in Vietnamese healthcare service and outcomes Vietnamese healthcare delivery platform e-Health, informatics and technology in Vietnam health technology in Vietnam healthcare in developing countries

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna G.¬†Shillabeer
    • 1
  1. 1.CSEM, Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-708-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-709-3
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