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Critical Challenges for Health Care Reform / Edition 1

Critical Challenges for Health Care Reform / Edition 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335199709
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: State of Health Series
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's introductionvii
List of contributorsxiii
Part IThe Context for Health Reform21
1Macroeconomic constraints and health challenges facing European health systems23
Part IIDemand-Side Strategies53
2Balancing competition and solidarity in health care financing55
3The appropriate role for patient cost sharing78
4Priority setting and rationing health services113
5Reforming public health services135
Part IIISupply-Side Strategies155
6Contracting models and provider competition157
7The allocation of capital and health sector reform179
8Performance-tied payment systems for physicians196
9Finance operating costs for acute hospital services218
10Changing hospital systems236
11Regulating expenditure on medicines in European Union countries261
Part IVOn State, Citizen and Society287
12The role of the state in health care reform289
13Optimal balance of centralized and decentralized management308
14Citizen participation and patient choice in health reform325
15Values, norms and the reform of health care systems339
Part VImplementing Health Reform363
16Implementing health care reform: A framework for discussion365
17Implementing health care reform: A review of current experience385
Assessing the evidence400

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