Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives available in Paperback
In an increasingly globalized society, a clear understanding of international healthcare systems is a fundamental step toward improving the quality of health and healthcare systems in the United States and abroad.
Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each country’s history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the country’s healthcare system facilities, workforce, technology, cost, quality, and access. Current and emerging issues are also explored. The book concludes with a look at the changing U.S. healthcare system and the global challenges and opportunities for health.
Ideal for courses in global health, international affairs, health administration, and public health, this innovative text challenges its readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered.
Each chapter follows a consistent framework to allow the reader to easily compare and contrast the divergent systems of various countries.
Chapter contributors are scholars and experts from countries including Canada, India, Japan, Nigeria, Germany, Australia, Mexico, the United States, and more.
A forthcoming companion website will feature interactive student resources to further enhance learning as well as resources for the instructor including an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint slides.
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
IntroductionAbout the Editors
PartPART I GLOBAL HEALTH AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
ChapterChapter 1 Introduction to Health Systems
ChapterChapter 2 Global Health and Disease
ChapterChapter 3 Health Systems Policy and Economics
PartPART II HEALTH SYSTEMS BY COUNTRY
ChapterChapter 4 Canada
ChapterChapter 5 United Kingdom
ChapterChapter 6 Ireland
ChapterChapter 7 Portugal
ChapterChapter 8 Germany
ChapterChapter 9 Russia
ChapterChapter 10 Australia
ChapterChapter 11 Japan
ChapterChapter 12 Korea
ChapterChapter 13 India
ChapterChapter 14 Jordan
ChapterChapter 15 Turkey
ChapterChapter 16 Democratic Republic of Congo
ChapterChapter 17 Nigeria
ChapterChapter 18 Ghana
ChapterChapter 19 Mexico
ChapterChapter 20 St. Lucia
PartPART III CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
ChapterChapter 21 The Changing U.S. Health System
ChapterChapter 22 Role of Non-Governmental Organizations
ChapterChapter 23 Comparative and Global Challenges for Health