Financing and structural arrangements for the family health nurse (2000)
To take forward the concept of the family health nurse in primary health care, the meeting examined mechanisms of financing and implementing this concept in different health care systems. The aims were to discuss how to introduce the concept of the family health nurse into different health care systems; to assess the implications of the concept; and to identify the structural and financing arrangements that would be required.
Three models of health care systems were considered: the Beveridge model, the Bismarck model, and that of countries in the transition phase. Based on the discussions in the working groups, the participants made specific recommendations for implementing the concept of the family health nurse in different health care systems.