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International Health Care Management

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ISBN-10: 0762312289

ISBN-13: 9780762312283

Edition: 2005

Authors: Grant Savage, Jon A. Chilingerian, Michael Powell, Qian Xiao

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This fifth volume of Advances in Health Care Management examines international health care management. It consists of 12 papers, one of which serves as an introduction, with the other papers arranged into three sections. The first section on patients and providers focuses on such issues as how socio-cultural forces affect the health care experience; how hospital providers function differently under various governance structures; how global strategies affect providers and patients; and why and how provider organizations should consider integrating within a health delivery system. The second section on policy and management addresses such dilemmas as whether some health care issues are impossible to solve through traditional policy reforms; how international refugees should receive health care; and whether policy reform lessons from other countries can be adapted and applied to transform another country's health system. The third and final section on performance and management addresses issues such as whether the quality of care can be managed at the hospital level, how human resource management can be benchmarked within and across health care organizations, how health care informatics and telemedicine can improve the continuity of care, and whether different ways of accessing care within health systems can be systemically compared and improved. Authors from Australia, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America contributed to this volume. They explore the delivery and organization of care in health systems from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, encompassing more than 20countries in their comparisons. The papers included in this volume were only accepted following a rigorous peer review process. Each paper, whether solicited or responding to our open call, went through a double-blind review and revision process. The result is a select collection of outstanding papers.
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Book details

List price: $120.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 394
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628

The author was a Navy fighter pilot, sailor, skier, and executive who built and administered hospitals. For the last twenty years, his concerns have been about human relationships and how the importance given to the individual has superseded the importance of relationships, with self-love trumping our love of others. This resulted in many years of thought and a decade of researching and writing this book. To find the way of love is to explore and reexamine the purpose of our existence.

Michael Powell (1905-90) was one of Britain's foremost directors and a three-time Academy Award nominee for The Red Shoes, 49th Parallel, and One of Our Aircraft Is Missing.

List of Contributors
Review Board Members
Reviewers
Preface: A Framework for the Developing Field of International Health Care Management
Introduction
The Emerging Field of International Health Care Management: An Introduction
Patients and Providers
Stories from Santiago: HIV/AIDS and Needed Health Systems Change
A Comparative Analysis of Hospital Management Systems in South Africa
American Hospital Firms and the Burgeoning Chinese Private Health Market
Integrated Health Care Delivery Based on Transaction Cost Economics: Experiences from California and Cross-National Implications
Policy
Wicked Health Care Issues: An Analysis of Finnish and Swedish Health Care Reforms
The Management of Care for International Refugees: A Comparative Analysis of Policies and Outcomes
Taiwan's National Health Insurance: A Decade of Change in Health Care Policy and Management Responses
Performance
Measuring and Managing Quality in Hospitals: Lessons from a French Experiment
A Diagnostic Tool for Hrm Benchmarking Within a Health Care System
Implementing a Regional Health Information Network: Impact on Health Care Performance and the Management of Change
The Relevance of Health Care Access Systems: An Exploratory Study of Seven Industrialized Countries
Author Index
Subject Index
Country Index