[PDF] United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) : health system review

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication date:
01 January 2012


O’Neill C, McGregor P, Merkur S. United Kingdom (Northern Ireland): Health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 2012; 14(10): 1–91.

The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) series provide detailed descriptions of health systems in the countries of the WHO European Region as well as some additional OECD countries. An individual health system review (HiT) examines the specific approach to the organization, financing and delivery of health services in a particular country and the role of the main actors in the health system. It describes the institutional framework, process, content, and implementation of health and health care policies. HiTs also look at reforms in progress or under development and make an assessment of the health system based on stated objectives and outcomes with respect to various dimensions (health status, equity, quality, efficiency, accountability).