Health topics

Health services


Health services include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. They include personal and non-personal health services.

Health services are the most visible functions of any health system. Service provision refers to the way inputs such as money, staff, equipment and drugs are combined to allow the delivery of health interventions.

Improving coverage and quality of services depends on key resources being available; and how services are organized and managed. Equity in health outcome is the ultimate aim.