Health of Nations An International Perspective on U. S. Health Care Reform

ISBN-10: 156802360X
ISBN-13: 9781568023601
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 6/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Foreword
Preface
Health Care: an International Perspective
Health Care Paradigms
Health Services Continuum
Convergence among Health Systems
Limits to Convergence
Parameters of the Study
Managing the U.S. Health Care System
A System in Constant Flux
Health Insurance Coverage in the United States
Back to the Future
Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage
Managed Care's Transformation of the U.S. Health Care System
From There to Here
Managed Care's Impact on Provider Payment
Managed Care as Effective Agent of Cost Control
Costs: What Goes Down Must Come Up
Managed Care under Fire
The Future: Incremental Approach as the Only Game in Town
It Ain't Over Yet
German Health Care: Bismarck's Grand (and Enduring) Design
Overview of the German Health Care System
Health Care Expenditures, Then and Now
Present at the Creation: Tracing the Roots of National Health Insurance
The Current System: Health Care Benefits, Organization, and Financing
Outside the Sickness Fund System: The Privately Insured
Long-Term Care Insurance Program
Health Care Delivery
Twenty Years of Health Care Cost Control: 1977-Present
Health Care Reform as a Permanent State?
Convergence
Health Care in the Netherlands: Managed Competition Goes Dutch
Overview of the Dutch Health Care System
Dutch Health Care: History and Current Organization
Health Care Financing
Health Care Delivery
Health Care Reform in the Netherlands
Outlook for the Future
Changing Roles in the Dutch Health Care Sector
Convergence
Made in Japan: Universal Health Insurance
The Japanese Advantage
Confluence of East and West
Legislating Health Insurance Coverage
Organized Complexity
Health Care Delivery
Controlling Health Care Costs: Nationwide Fee Schedule
The Sun Also Sets on Japanese Health Care
Convergence
Northern Exposure: Canada's National Health Insurance System
Overview of Canadian Health Care
Canadian National Health Insurance: A Long Time Coming
Medicare Is Born
Political and Cultural Underpinnings of Canadian Health Care
Health Care Delivery in Canada
Canadian Health Care Financing
Health Care Cost-Control, Canadian-Style
The Future of Canadian Health Care
Convergence
Reforming the British National Health Service
Overview of British Health Care
Britain's Sacred Cow: The National Health Service
NHS Financing
Health Care Delivery
The Role of the Private Sector
NHS Reforms: Working for Patients
Toward the NHS's Next Half Century
Convergence
International Experience and U.S. Health Care
The United States Is Unique
Limited Convergence among Systems
Aging Populations
The Future of U.S. Health Care
Six Systems at a Glance
References
Index

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