WHO: Dangers of poor quality health care revealed ‘within all countries’
06.07.2018 17:45 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Ineffective health care is a global phenomenon which boosts the burden of illness and wastes scarce resources, UN Radio says referring to the WHO (UN World Health Organization) report.
It is to be admitted, the report covers the problems with delivering quality health care across all Member States. The WHO research work is important as, although nations have committed to providing universal health coverage by 2030, the outcome «would still be poor» without the delivery of effective care, WHO says.
«Inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries,» the report runs.
As to the report, now the challenge is greatest in low- and middle-income countries, where 10% of hospital patients acquire an infection within the course of their stay (against 7% elsewhere).
As to the report, within some poorer countries, moreover, clinical guidelines are followed in less than 50% of cases, resulting in «low-quality antenatal and childcare», as well as «deficient» family planning, according to the report by WHO, the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
It is to be admitted, in an appeal to Governments to promote stronger national health-care quality policies, the three co-authors of the report emphasized their rejection of the perception that quality health care is a «luxury that only rich countries can afford».
The report notes that technological innovation already «plays a key role» in offering ways to expand high-quality health-care services rapidly and affordably; besides, the report also finds that «many» low- and middle-income countries have developed successful strategies to improve the quality of health coverage, but all that is missing is a global platform to share this knowledge.