The once and future health system in the former Yugoslavia: Myths and realities

M. Saric, V. G. Rodwin

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

This paper debunks three widely believed myths about the former Yugoslavia's health care system: that it was characterized by: (1) social ownership of 'self-managing' provider organizations; (2) a commitment to primary health care; and (3) a faith in what might be called the 'march of progress'-the health system's continuous expansion and improvement. In contrast to this picture, we present an alternative view and conclude with a word of caution for American consultants and health care reformers in Eastern European countries and newly independent states: If universal health coverage is to be maintained, beware of reforms that do no more than substitute private for public organizational forms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-237
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Public Health Policy
Volume14
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Yugoslavia
myth
Universal Coverage
health care
Delivery of Health Care
Ownership
Health
Consultants
health
Primary Health Care
Organizations
faith
coverage
commitment
reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

Cite this

The once and future health system in the former Yugoslavia : Myths and realities. / Saric, M.; Rodwin, V. G.

In: Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1993, p. 220-237.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{b38234fa445d46d98ec60309460a1c2a,
title = "The once and future health system in the former Yugoslavia: Myths and realities",
abstract = "This paper debunks three widely believed myths about the former Yugoslavia's health care system: that it was characterized by: (1) social ownership of 'self-managing' provider organizations; (2) a commitment to primary health care; and (3) a faith in what might be called the 'march of progress'-the health system's continuous expansion and improvement. In contrast to this picture, we present an alternative view and conclude with a word of caution for American consultants and health care reformers in Eastern European countries and newly independent states: If universal health coverage is to be maintained, beware of reforms that do no more than substitute private for public organizational forms.",
author = "M. Saric and Rodwin, {V. G.}",
year = "1993",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "220--237",
journal = "Journal of Public Health Policy",
issn = "0197-5897",
publisher = "Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The once and future health system in the former Yugoslavia

T2 - Myths and realities

AU - Saric, M.

AU - Rodwin, V. G.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - This paper debunks three widely believed myths about the former Yugoslavia's health care system: that it was characterized by: (1) social ownership of 'self-managing' provider organizations; (2) a commitment to primary health care; and (3) a faith in what might be called the 'march of progress'-the health system's continuous expansion and improvement. In contrast to this picture, we present an alternative view and conclude with a word of caution for American consultants and health care reformers in Eastern European countries and newly independent states: If universal health coverage is to be maintained, beware of reforms that do no more than substitute private for public organizational forms.

AB - This paper debunks three widely believed myths about the former Yugoslavia's health care system: that it was characterized by: (1) social ownership of 'self-managing' provider organizations; (2) a commitment to primary health care; and (3) a faith in what might be called the 'march of progress'-the health system's continuous expansion and improvement. In contrast to this picture, we present an alternative view and conclude with a word of caution for American consultants and health care reformers in Eastern European countries and newly independent states: If universal health coverage is to be maintained, beware of reforms that do no more than substitute private for public organizational forms.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027186185&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027186185&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

C2 - 8408611

AN - SCOPUS:0027186185

VL - 14

SP - 220

EP - 237

JO - Journal of Public Health Policy

JF - Journal of Public Health Policy

SN - 0197-5897

IS - 2

ER -