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close this bookHandbook on War and Public Health (ICRC, 1996, 470 p.)
close this folderChapter 7 - THE HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM
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Open this folder and view contentsI. GENERAL REMARKS
Open this folder and view contentsII. PRIMARY HEALTH-CARE STRATEGY
Open this folder and view contentsIII. FUNCTIONING OF A HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM
Open this folder and view contentsIV. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
View the documentV. INTEGRATING EMERGENCY PROGRAMS IN A HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM

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The goal of this chapter is to map out the creation of a health-care system according to the general principles applicable in normal situations, while making allowance for the specific constraints and criteria obtaining in emergency situations.

In particular, this chapter will examine the bases of health-care systems in general, as well as the similarities and differences between systems established for normal purposes and those set up for emergencies, and the relations between the two types in a given situation.