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Here, we place the direct results of the organisation of the health care system and the delivery of care. Attributes like efficiency, sustainability and others also could be mentioned there, but we consider these as underlying values that are important for all the processes in the health system.

The outcomes of service delivery are: universal access for all eligible citizens, to care of good quality that is responsive to the needs of people.