A VALUES-BASED APPROACH TO HEALTH

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Core Principles

  1. Health systems are accountable to the public in every aspect of care and resource use.
  2. Health systems are responsible for promoting the health of individuals and populations.
  3. Health professionals and systems are responsible for providing safe and effective care.
  4. Each individual has equal access to effective care without regard to race, gender, culture, geography or socioeconomic status.
  5. Care for each individual is safe and of high quality.
  6. Care for each individual is affordable.
  7. Care for each individual is efficient and of high value to recipient and family.
  8. Patients and families are treated with respect.
  9. Patient rights are clearly expressed and honored.
  10. Individuals and communities share responsibility for their health and for the cost of care.