According to the World Health Organisation (2019), a well-functioning healthcare system is backed by adequate funding and reduces the barriers to healthcare. The allocation of these adequate funds allows the efficiency of service delivery and equity to the citizens of a country.
Lovett-Scott and Prather (2014) utilise the EIGHT-factor model as a framework for providing TRUE ACCESS in healthcare systems and these authors mention that how healthcare is funded and where the funds come from are good indicators of health system performance.
Question 1: Critically analyse how the Health System Funding Mechanism(s) in a Healthcare System of your choice affects FOUR factors (or more) in the EIGHT FACTOR model for Providing True Access.
Question 2: Compare and contrast this with other Health Systems.
Question 3: Give recommendations for your chosen Healthcare System.