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Inovaţia socială în serviciile de sănătate
Social innovation in the public health services

Author(s): Cristina Tomescu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: social innovation; health services; European public health systems; public health concept; Romanian public health system.

Summary/Abstract: This article analyses the way social innovation is implicated in health services. Innovation was largely used in the postwar era in increasing the quality of medical services by innovating service management and adopting a new philosophy of sanitary policies. Welfare state itself has represented a social innovation, with profound implications upon citizen’s social rights to health services. Additionally, the concept of public health evolved to a larger approach which includes psychosocial elements and the concept of lifestyle.

  • Issue Year: XX/2009
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 100-109
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian