Impacts of globalization in health

Andriani Ioannou, Aggelos Mechili, Aikaterini Kolokathi, Marianna Diomidous

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Introduction: Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture. Globalization describes the interplay of macro-social forces across cultures. The purpose of this study is a systematic review of the bibliography on the impacts of globalization in health. The consequences of globalization on health present a twofold dimension, on the one hand affects the health of the population and on the other hand organization and functioning of health systems. As a result of globalization, there has been an undeniable economic development and technological progress to support the level of health around the world, improving the health status of certain populations with a beneficial increase in life expectancy. Conclusion: In many aspects globalization is good but there are many problems too.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Jul 20137 Jul 2013


OtherInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013


  • Globalization
  • health services


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