Health Care System

Health care can be defined as the treatment and management of diseases to help individuals achieve an optimal state of well-being with the support of medical practitioners. According to Phelps (112-115), health care promotes the health of individuals by adopting curative and preventive measures toward certain illnesses and diseases depending on their modes of transmission. Health care can be provided by an individual, a government, an institution or an industry. Most governments in the developed countries have taken the responsibility of ensuring affordable health care for their citizens. In order for efficiency and effectiveness in delivery, health care has been categorized into chronic care management, emergency medicine, and patient safety.

Operation of healthcare

The number of trained medical practitioners in an economy determines the level of health care available to the population. Although research demographics would categorize countries according to the proportion of individuals per doctor, the current delivery of health care is a result of trained practitioners coming together in the industry. Other sectors that are active participants in ensuring delivery of health care to individual citizens are pharmacies, hospitals, health care equipment, and services companies (Broyles & Narine, 941-967).

Other providers of health care

Although it is the sole responsibility of a government to provide health care for its citizens, this has not always been the case in politically unstable nations. Rebel groups and tribal clashes have interfered with the health care systems that governments had in place. As if by luck, the presence of the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) in the war zones has enabled the provision of health care even to the most rural of places (Phelps, 125-135).