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Health Care Systems in Transition
An International Perspective

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Health Care Management

December 1998 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book offers an overview of health care systems in advanced industrial nations and its relation to current challenges from the USA. Part One offers guidelines for comparing health care reforms. Parts Two to Five examine health care and attempts at health care reform in Germany, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Part Six considers the impact on reform of structural differences in health care systems, and how national reform measures might be reflected in regional and state programmes in the United States.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Albert F Wessen
The Comparative Study of Health Care Reform
David Mechanic
Lessons from Abroad
A Comparative Perspective  
Mark Field
Comparative Health Systems and the Convergence Hypothesis
The Dialectics of Universalism and Particularism  
 
PART TWO: THE GERMAN EXPERIENCE
Christa Altenstetter
From Solidarity to Market Competition
Values, Structure and Strategy in German Health Policy 1883-1997  
Bradford Kirkman-Liff
Health Care Cost Containment in Germany
Bradley Scharf
Germany Unity and Health Care Reform
 
PART THREE: THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
Catherine Charles and Robin Badgley
Canadian National Health Insurance
Evolution and Unresolved Policy Issues  
Catherine Fooks
Will Power, Cost Control and Health Reform in Canada, 1987-1992
Francois Béland
Preventive and Primary Care Access Systems
CLSCs as Neighborhood and Social Service Centers in Quebec  
 
PART FOUR: THE SWEDISH EXPERIENCE
Ellen Immergut
Historical and Institutional Foundations of the Swedish Health Care System
Richard Saltman
Evolving Roles of the National and Regional Governments in the Swedish Health Care System
Casten von Otter
Cost Control in the Swedish Health Sector
 
PART FIVE: THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE
Patricia Day and Rudolf Klein
Britain's Health Care Experiment
John Appleby
The Reforms of the British National Health Service
Donald W Light
Policy Lessons from the British Health Care System
 
PART SIX: HEALTH CARE REFORM: TOWARD A SYNTHESIS
Albert F Wessen
Structural Differences and Health Care Reform
Francis D Powell
Patterns of Health Care System Change

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