The International Handbook of Health Care Systems

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[P]rovides a useful compendium of miscellaneous information on a large number of countries, much of which is not usually available in English. Choice

The work is valuable in providing background for health statistics from different sources. As it shows common problems and widely varying approaches to solutions, it is a useful research tool for comparative studies. ARBA

The contributing authors provide basic information for starting to think ...

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Overview

[P]rovides a useful compendium of miscellaneous information on a large number of countries, much of which is not usually available in English. Choice

The work is valuable in providing background for health statistics from different sources. As it shows common problems and widely varying approaches to solutions, it is a useful research tool for comparative studies. ARBA

The contributing authors provide basic information for starting to think about comparative issues in health care including system rationalization and managerial efficiency; the expansion of primary and preventive care; how best to channel the diffusion of increasingly intensive high technology machines and procedures; how to resolve social inequities in the distribution of available health care resources; spending on health care and its effect on infant mortality and population morbidity; the structure of health care administration; and health care financing. Each author provides not only a picture of the health systeM's current level of development, but a description of the dynamic forces that drive the systeM's health care decision-making processes and will determine its path in the future. The contributors highlight the unique historical, cultural, social, political, and/or ideological factors that help to explain the structure that currently exists. The profiles are not themselves comparative in nature, but the selected approach establishes a base from which a reader can make a wide variety of informed comparisons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313241116
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/7/1988
  • Pages: 409

Meet the Author

RICHARD B. SALTMAN is Associate Professor in the Program in Health Policy and Management, Division of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Table of Contents

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Colombia

Egypt

Federal Republic of Germany

German Democratic Republic

Great Britain

Hungary

Israel

Japan

Mozambique

Netherlands

Nigeria

Poland

Saudi Arabia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

United States of America

Bibliography

Index

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