Health Policy Developments 13: Focus on Health Policy in Times of Crisis Competition and Regulation Evaluation in Health Care

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Health policy in times of crisis is one of the topics of Health Policy Developments 13 exploring the challenge the crisis has posed to health systems, but also asking whether it has provided an opportunity for reform. While some countries like Estonia drastically reduced their healthcare budgets with plans to boost public expenditure. Can the crisis provide a window of opportunity for reform?

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Overview

Health policy in times of crisis is one of the topics of Health Policy Developments 13 exploring the challenge the crisis has posed to health systems, but also asking whether it has provided an opportunity for reform. While some countries like Estonia drastically reduced their healthcare budgets with plans to boost public expenditure. Can the crisis provide a window of opportunity for reform?

In spite of the global financial crisis, for many, confidence in market mechanisms seems not to have been shaken. One of the key assumptions of contemporary health policy debate remains: more competition will help produce systems where resources are used more efficiently. However, as governments seek to enhance market mechanisms in health systems, successful regulation is needed to facilitate those changes and avoid unintended consequences. To assess the effects of competition and regulation, as well as other reform approaches, systematic analysis is needed. Health policy evaluation, therefore, is another focus of this issue of Health Policy Developments, as well as hospital care and its coordination with other sectors, prevention and health inequalities.

The International Networks Health Policy and Reform aims to narrow the gap between health services research and health policy. Networks partners are research institutions and health policy experts from 20 industrialized countries.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783867930598
  • Publisher: Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Publication date: 4/7/2010
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Moynihan is a health writer and journalist in Australia.

Kerstin Blum is project manager of the health division at the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Reinhard Busse is professor and department head for health care management at the Technical University of Berlin.

Sophia Schlette is project manager of the Health Division at the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Crisis or opportunity? Health policy and the financial downturn 11

Estonia: Economic crisis shaping healthcare system 20

Austria: Health policy response to the crisis 23

United States: Recovery act stimulates health IT and comparative effectiveness research 26

United States: Expanding Medicare for universal coverage? 29

Balancing competition and regulation 33

Germany: Major financing reforms now underway 37

Netherlands: Early results of “regulated competition“ 43

Singapore: Re-regulating doctors' fees 47

United States: Shedding light on doctor—drug company connections 49

Evaluation: Still the poor cousin 53

Canada: Positive evaluation inspires wider rollout of integrated care 57

New Zealand: Evaluation of primary care reform finds enhanced role for nurses 60

United States: Does legislating nurse-patient ratios improve care quality? 63

France: Evaluation of cancer plan reveals the need for better follow-up 66

Germany: Time to evaluate disease management programs 69

Israel: Evaluation of a proactive program for managing clinical quality 73

Hospitals: Connecting with the community 75

Canada: Reducing emergency department wait times 81

New Zealand: Wait-time target of six hours for emergency departments 83

South Korea: Private nonprofit hospitals to raise funds through capital markets 85

Denmark: Hospital privatization and long-term restructuring 87

Poland: Tumultuous controversy over “privatization“ of public hospitals 90

Australia: Hospital reform in New South Wales 92

Prevention: Yes, now, but how? 95

Denmark: Increasing life expectancy through prevention 101

United Kingdom: Encouraging healthier behavior 103

Finland: Tightening tobacco legislation 106

Israel: Computerized smoking cessation programs 108

Equity: Always the goal, but how serious are we? 111

Singapore: A legal trade in human body organs? 114

United Kingdom: Health inequalities—reports, reviews and re-evaluations 116

France; Urban Health Networks work against inequalities 119

South Korea: Differential out-of-pocket ceilings 121

The International Network Health Policy and Reform 123

Survey preparation and proceedings 125

Reporting criteria 125

Policy ratings 127

Project management 127

Reform tracker countries 129

Reform tracker health policy topics 147

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