Reviving Primary Care: A U. S. - U. K. Comparison / Edition 1

Reviving Primary Care: A U. S. - U. K. Comparison / Edition 1

by John Fry, Donald Light, Jonathan Rodnick
     
 

Health care costs per head in the USA are three times higher than in the UK, yet overall the UK achieves better health outcomes. Recent British reforms have highlighted problems in the delivery of care due to resource allocation, while political imperatives in America have focused on spiralling costs. This work draws together international expertise to produce models… See more details below

Overview

Health care costs per head in the USA are three times higher than in the UK, yet overall the UK achieves better health outcomes. Recent British reforms have highlighted problems in the delivery of care due to resource allocation, while political imperatives in America have focused on spiralling costs. This work draws together international expertise to produce models of excellence for primary care, allowing current and future decision-makers and opinion-formers to learn from the best practices. In his capacity as WHO Consultant in Primary Care, John Fry spent decades studying the organization of primary care around the world. He laid the groundwork for this exhaustive examination of the US and UK systems, which brings together invaluable data demonstrating the varying effectiveness of current approaches. It provides an agenda for discussion and action aimed at strengthening primary care within all health systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857750010
Publisher:
Radcliffe Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Authors' Biographies
Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1Health Care1
2Health Care Systems: an International Overview10
3The UK Health Care System23
4The US Health Care System38
5Primary Care55
6Primary Health Care in the UK67
7Primary Health Care in the US88
8Primary Managed Care: 'More Choice and Less Cost'118
References141
Index149

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