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State-Run Health Care System

A state-run health care system implies the provision of all health care services free of charge by the state. Following the Industrial Revolution, the state’s role in health care started to increase as a result of the aim to mitigate the problems caused by capitalism within the capitalist economic structure. Thus, government’s intervention in health care services developed simultaneously with the welfare state. Every state has more or less structurally different practices for providing health care services. One, probably the most essential, reason for the differences between states’ approach to health care service practices and policies is their differences in economic structure and management. One would expect that countries industrialized relatively early, with a bigger portion of the population employed in the industrial sector, ...

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