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Comparative Managerial Approaches on Immunization through Vaccination at European Level and its Relation to the Living Standard
Comparative Managerial Approaches on Immunization through Vaccination at European Level and its Relation to the Living Standard

Author(s): Claudiu CICEA, Corina MARINESCU, Ioana Andrada Udroiu
Subject(s): Management and complex organizations
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Europe; health systems; immunization; vaccination; vaccination matrix
Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on a subject of great interest to contemporary society, widely debated around the world: immunization through vaccination. The authors aim at first to present the main features of the health care systems in European countries, with emphasis on immunization related aspects. Afterwards, the authors conduct a comparative macroeconomic analysis of the vaccination schemes existing in European countries in order to highlight specific aspects of vaccination as an intervention in the public health system. Furthermore, the comparative analysis serves as a tool for selecting 28 European countries to be included in a diagram with the following dimensions: the mandatory vaccination level (to prevent a certain disease, for example mumps) and the effectiveness of vaccination (measured by the number of cases recorded for that disease). For each country included in the matrix, the vaccination rate for the disease will also be considered. The vaccination diagram or matrix allows one to position the selected countries according to the two dimensions, creating four distinct situations. These will highlight either countries where immunization through vaccination proves useful, or countries where measures need to be taken to imply adequate control of diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. In the same time, as compared to the living standard of the population (quantified by the Gross National Income per capita), the vaccination reveals both its influence and also the fact that its success may be influenced by the living standard.

  • Page Range: 136-155
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English