Critical Challenges for Health Care Reform

Critical Challenges for Health Care Reform

by Richard B. Saltman, Joseph Figueras, Constantino Sakellarides
     
 

This volume explores the central issues driving the present process of healthcare reform in Europe. More than 30 scholars and policy makers from all parts of Europe draw together the available evidence from epidemiology and public health, economics, public policy, organizational behavior and management theory as well as real world policy making experience, to lay out… See more details below

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This volume explores the central issues driving the present process of healthcare reform in Europe. More than 30 scholars and policy makers from all parts of Europe draw together the available evidence from epidemiology and public health, economics, public policy, organizational behavior and management theory as well as real world policy making experience, to lay out the options that health sector decision-makers confront. Through its cross-disciplinary, cross-national approach, the book highlights the underlying trends that now influence health policy formulation across Europe. An authoritative introduction provides a broad synthesis of present trends and strategies in European health policy.

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A selection of 17 revised background papers commissioned by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe as part of an analysis of the challenges confronting national health policy decision makers in the second half of the 1990s. They contributed to policy recommendations made at the 1996 WHO conference in Ljubljana. They explore such avenues as macroeconomic constraints and health challenges, demand-side strategies such as balancing competition and solidarity in financing health care, and patient cost sharing; supply- side strategies such as contracting models and provider competition, and regulating expenditures on medicines; the roles of the state, citizens, and society; and implementing reform. A conclusion assesses the evidence presented. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335199716
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
State of Health Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.28(d)

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