Analysis of Regional Health Plans as Enactments of National Health Policy

  • Jana Rozmarinová Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration
Keywords: region, health policy, regional health plan, Czech Republic


The article deals with strategic documents created at the regional level in the context of their relevance to the implementation of the national health policy and their relevance to the solution of the inequalities among regions in access to primary care. The aim of this contribution is to map and evaluate the activity of regions in terms of their conceptual activities related to the establishment of regional policy objectives for the 2010-2015 period. The implementation of the national health policy (i.e. the “Health 21” and “Health 2020” programs) is examined in the context of the regional conceptual activities. The obtained results show that the conceptual activities of regions in the area related to health care differ significantly. While some regional development programs devote only a few pages to healthcare issues, other regions create comprehensive concepts of health care. With the measurement of inequalities, we indicate the regions that are underserved with healthcare services, of which only the Ústí nad Labem region shows the plan to dealt with this disadvantage in its strategic health plan. 


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