Health Care and Its Financing in the Single European Market / Edition 1

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Health care and its financing will not be harmonized within the European Union (EU). Therefore, the differences between the health systems of the member-states in a Single European Market are gaining in relevance. The process of economic integration also effects health. This book integrates economics, law, social, political and health sciences in the analysis of health care issues in the EU. It covers the development of health systems and policy in the community, the markets for pharmaceuticals and for medical devices, EU-trends in hospital financing, issues in the comparison of financing systems, especially in the field of private expenditures, reforms of health care financing in social security systems and national health services in the EU and cross-border health care between EU member-states. The results feature an up-to date overview on the European dimension of health care and its financing. The book is relevant to experts in health care organizations, policy, industry and research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789051993592
  • Publisher: I O S Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Biomedical and Health Research Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
European Community Harmonization and Spillovers into Health Regulation 13
European Integration, Economic Growth, and Health Care Expenditure 38
Health Care Financing in European Union Member States. An Initial Perspective Based on Recent OECD Work on Overall Social Trends 59
A Microeconomic Characterization of European Health Care Systems 72
Pharmaceutical Pricing, Financing and Cost Containment in the European Union Member States 85
Regulating and Financing Medical Devices in the European Union 116
Diffusion of High-Cost Medical Devices: Regulations in Four European Union Member States 150
Hospital Financing in Selected Member States of the European Union 167
Comparing Cost-Sharing in European Union Member States: A System-Oriented Framework 183
Cost-Sharing and Health Funding in Selected European Union Member States 212
Health-Insurance Reforms in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: A Comparative Analysis 230
Choices in Health Care in Italy and the Netherlands: I. Economic and Financial Dimensions 254
Choices in Health Care in Italy and the Netherlands: II. Legal Dimensions 265
Cross-Border Care between Swiss Cantons: A Testing Lab for the Single European Market 285
Implementing a Policy for Cross-Border Use of Health Care: A Case Study of Frontier Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Use 306
Cross-Border Health Care in Greece: A Macro- and Micro-Analysis of Pre-Authorised Care 312
Access to Health Care and Health Services in the European Union: Regulation 1408/71 and the E111 Process 324
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