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Activities of health care in a country comprises the sum of activities performed either by institutions or individuals pursuing, through the application of medical, paramedical and nursing knowledge and technology, the goals of:

- promoting health and preventing disease;
- curing illness and reducing premature mortality;
- caring for persons affected by chronic illness who require nursing care;
- caring for persons with health-related impairment, disability, and handicaps who require nursing care;
- assisting patients to die with dignity;
- providing and administering public health;
- providing and administering health programmes, health insurance and other funding arrangements.

Source Publication:
A System of Health Accounts, Version 1, OECD, 2000 page 42.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001