Issue Two 2016
2016, Vol. 3, issue 2, (December)
Modern approach in excericess the right to health care
Access to healthcare is a basic human right and one of the fundamental principles of European health systems, together with safety, quality, and equity. Treatment should be accessible to every patient who needs it, not only to those who can pay. Regrettably, this is not a reality for all.
The right to health is closely related to the physical and mental well-being of all individuals. The right to health is a necessary condition for the exercising of additional human rights including the pursuit of an adequate standard of living.
In relation to Bulgaria, the scope of investments included: e-health, health infrastructure, health services, and health promotion and prevention.
In order for a patient-centred healthcare system to be achieved, patients must be involved in the process of defining indicators on access to healthcare and assessment performance of the health system.