Containing Health Care Costs in Japan

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University of Michigan Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 311 pages
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A comprehensive picture of costs in Japan's effective and efficient health care system.
 

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Contents

lntroduction
1
Health Care in Japan
15
An EightNation Comparison
33
The Microeconomics of Health Care
53
Comparison of Capital Costs in Health Care between Japan
73
CostsThe Micro Perspective
94
Technology and Costs
101
Comparison of Pharmaceutical Expenditure between Japan
121
1mplications for U S Health Care Policy Reform
193
Doctors and Elderly Patients in Japan
226
The Enigma and Economics of Death
234
Social Cultural and Behavioral Factors
248
Politics and Health Care
255
The Evolution of FeeSchedule Politics in Japan
265
The Japan Medical Association and Private Practitioners lncome
278
National Health lnsurance Cost Control and Cross
286

Quality and Cost in Japanese and U S Medical Care
143
lnclusive PerDiem
172
Contributors
297
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