Health Care Systems Around the World Characteristics, Issues, Reforms

ISBN-10: 0131042335

ISBN-13: 9780131042339

Edition: 1st 1997

Authors: William R. Lassey, Marie L. Lassey, Martin J. Jinks

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Appropriate for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in Comparative International Health Care, Advanced Medical Sociology, and public health courses with a comparative perspective. This text is a multidisciplinary examination of health care systems in a diverse group of countries. Major concepts, perspectives, and issues are introduced, defined, and used as the basis for initial analysis. The demographic, social, economic, and health care status of each country is summarized. Each of the thirteen countries is described and analyzed in considerable detail. The health care system effectiveness of each country is compared using cultural, political, social, and economic criteria. The most successful features of each health care system are highlighted and summarized as a basis for recommending reforms.
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List price: $109.80
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/24/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

The Issues And The Countries
Introduction: Basic Issues and Concepts
The Countries and Their Characteristics
The Advanced Industrial Countries
The United States: High-Technology and Limited Access
Canada: Challenges to Public Payment for Universal Care
Japan: Preventive Health Care as Cultural Norm
Germany: A Tradition of Universal Heath Care
France: Centrally Controlled and Locally Managed
The Netherlands: Gradual Adaptation
Sweden: Decentralized Comprehensive Care
The United Kingdom: The Economy Model
The Formerly Communist Countries
The Czech Republic: A NewMixture of Public and Private Services
Hungary: Creating a Remodeled System
Russia: Transition to Market and Consumer Orientation
Evolving And Modernizing Countries
China: Privatizing Socialist Health Care
Mexico: Modernizing Structure and Expanded Rural Services
Comparisons On Major Issues
Organizational Variations and Reforms
Economic Organization of Health Care: Comparative Perspectives
Expectations for Reform: A Glimpse at the Future
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