chapter  8
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Essential concepts in health economics

In modern societies the level of health of the population is determined by a complex set of activities developed in the framework of a social structure. This has led the World Health Organization to refer to the health system as a set of interrelated elements (environment, education, labor conditions, etc.) having as an objective the transformation of some sanitary resources (inputs) into a health status (final output) through the production of health services (intermediate output).