Sustainability in quality and health safety: interface of public policies in portugal


  • Cristina Martins d´Arrábida



public health policies, quality and safety, sustainability


The objectives of public health policies are, among others, sustainability, results and quality. The objective of the article is to share the analysis carried out on the interface of public policies for quality and safety in health and for sustainability. Methodology: document analysis and comparative analysis were used. The theoretical concepts of public health policies for quality and safety in health and policies for sustainable development in health were used. Results: integrating objectives for sustainable development (economic, social and environmental factors) in public policies and in the operationalization of sustainability policy measures in health, along with public policies for quality and safety in health. Conclusion: the quality health system presents an interface between sustainability and quality and safety. A formulation of public health policies for sustainability in the portuguese health system, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including external evaluation, will be decisive for the health system. Public health policies for the sustainability of the health system must be implemented along with public policies for quality and safety in health, with the involvement and participation of health professionals.


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d´Arrábida, C. M. (2023). Sustainability in quality and health safety: interface of public policies in portugal. South Florida Journal of Development, 4(7), 2859–2870.