Good Health and Well-Being

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Healthcare Financing and Sustainability

  • Peter P. Yuen
  • Artie W. NgEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69627-0_35-1

Definition

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3): “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (UN SDG 2018a).

Health care, in this entry, refers mainly to health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services covering primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, and rehabilitation services, provided either on an out-patient basis or in a hospital setting.

Health care financing refers to sources of fund (both public and private sources) that can be used to pay for the above-mentioned health care services.

Introduction

Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been established by the United Nations as targets for the world to achieve with an objective to uphold sustainability (UN SDG 2018a). This entry is about SDG 3, which is to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (UN SDG 2018a), focusing on healthcare financing sustainability in light of population ageing. Environmental and social factors affecting human...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Professional and Continuing EducationThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloon, Hong KongChina
  2. 2.School of Professional Education and Executive Development, College of Professional and Continuing EducationThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloon, Hong KongChina

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