Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity / Edition 1

Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity / Edition 1

by Marc Roberts, William Hsiao, Peter Berman, Michael Reich
     
 

ISBN-10: 019537150X

ISBN-13: 9780195371505

Pub. Date: 04/23/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book meets a critical need felt by analysts, researchers, and officials struggling with health-sector reform around the world. The authors synthesize diverse analytical methods and international experience to provide practical guidance on how to improve the performance of health-care delivery systems. Drawing on economic analysis, political strategy,

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This book meets a critical need felt by analysts, researchers, and officials struggling with health-sector reform around the world. The authors synthesize diverse analytical methods and international experience to provide practical guidance on how to improve the performance of health-care delivery systems. Drawing on economic analysis, political strategy, managerial considerations, and ethical concerns, the text guides the reader through a step-by-step process for defining problems, diagnosing causes, devising solutions, and assuring adoption and implementation. With a focus on the health-care system as a means to an end-and improving the well-being of a nation's population-the book helps the reader develop effective strategies tailored to each nation's individual situation. Particular attention is paid to issues of equity and the difficulties confronted by disadvantaged populations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195371505
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/23/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,361,413
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I Health System Analysis

1 Introduction 3

2 The Health-Reform Cycle 21

3 Judging Health-Sector Performance: Ethical Theory 40

4 Political Analysis and Strategies 61

5 Goals for Evaluating Health Systems 90

6 Assessing Health-System Performance 110

7 From Diagnosis to Health-Sector Reform 126

II The Control Knobs

8 Financing 153

9 Payment 190

10 Organization 212

11 Regulation 247

12 Behavior 281

13 Conclusions 308

Index 321

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