In the search for the greatest health potential, the provision of health services must adapt and evolve according to demographic changes and the epidemiological scenario. This context requires urgent changes, since the aging of the population has given rise to an increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, comorbidities, chronicity. It is a significant change in the way we relieve pain, restore health and prolong life.
This change of scenery required a reorientation of services so that the provision of care is proactive and non-reactive, comprehensive and continuous, rather than episodic and specific to the disease, based on patient-provider relationships, rather than incidental care conducted by the provider.
Responding to this context requires people-centered health services, that is, ensuring health gains through the provision of services tailored to the needs of everyone. It demands a planned, continuous, appropriate, responsive and acceptable service for the population it is intended to serve.
In order to work to transform health, the IQG and HSO begin the evaluation process for specialized services that meet this new demand:
- Palliative care
- Long-term care
- Rehabilitation services