Health services planning’ is a common term. It reflects the growing interest in the topic in the 21st century. The term can mean different things to different people, i.e. a notion of social engineering applied to healthcare or the design of a health
‘Health services planning’ has been described as:
A process that appraises the overall health needs of a geographic area or population and determines how these needs can be met in the most effective manner through the allocation of existing and anticipated future resources
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