Health is a condition of mind and physical well-being where infirmity and illness are absent. It includes the three aspects of body, mind and spirit and the interrelations of these three aspects. It can be equated with life expectancy or the quality of a person’s life.
The three aspects of good health are the physical, mental as well as social factors. The first aspect is called the “Mood of Wellness”. This definition considers the state of wellness in terms of the attitudes, thoughts and behavior of the individual. It can also be termed as the attitude of healthiness. The second aspect is called the “Affective Profile”. The second factor focuses on the dimension of the mental wellbeing including the Interpersonal Safety Zone (ISZ), the Individual Support Zone (ESZ) and the Systematic Risk (SR).
The third aspect is called the Public Health Effectiveness Definition. The objective of this particular definition is to establish that the quality of life of an individual can be improved through interventions designed to improve the health of the community as a whole. The definition also considers the aspects of the mental, emotional and social well being of an individual. A more precise definition will include the aspects of physical health, e.g.
This article discusses the five aspects of a health system and the different ways the definition of a health system can be framed. For simplicity, the focus is on how each of the five elements of a health system can be measured. However, the elements of a health system are very broad and it is possible to apply the above framework in different ways. For simplicity, however, I have applied the above framework to describe five general approaches to health systems, one group at a time.
For simplicity, the approach taken below is seen as the “principle” of measuring health care effectiveness. It is based on the assumption that people will act in ways that will improve their health and one group at a time. One example would be that if an individual were diagnosed with a new illness, then they might attempt to find ways to prevent getting the disease so they do not become ill. In this case, the individual might start trying to eat healthy foods or take vitamins or perhaps take swimming or walking lessons. As they try to prevent getting the illness, the individual may see some health care improvements (e.g., prevention of getting the illness in the first place).
Another example of a medical model is seen below. The individual sees a doctor who then takes a history and determines that the person has certain health conditions. Then, the individual goes on to define health care effectiveness as the improvement of the quality of life associated with the condition. This definition could also apply to the quality of life associated with other things such as work and recreational activities. If an individual stops engaging in risky behaviors, for example, then they could see a decrease in the likelihood of getting a heart disease, hypertension or cancer.