Health Systems, Health, Wealth And Societal Well-Being: Assessing The Case For Investing In Health Systems: Assessing the case for investing in health systems

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), May 1, 2011 - Social Science - 302 pages
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This book, part of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy series, looks at health systems from a new perspective by arguing that they are part and parcel of improving health and achieving better economic growth.
 

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Contents

an introduction
1
scope functions and objectives
19
3 Reexamining the cost pressures on health systems
37
4 Economic costs of ill health in the European Region
61
5 Saving lives? The contribution of health care to population health
101
an economic perspective
125
7 Evidence for strategies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health in Europe
153
the role of health services in responsiveness and satisfaction
175
9 Assessing health reform trends in Europe
209
experiences challenges and prospects
247
drawing the lessons
281
Index
289
Advert
304
Back cover
305
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Josep Figueras is Head of the Secretariat and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Head of the European Centre for Health Policy, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of Research policy at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies..

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