Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2004 - Education - 310 pages
There is considerable agreement among national policy makers across Europe that, in principle, primary care should be the linchpin of a well-designed health care system. This agreement, however, does not carry over into the organizational mechanisms best suited to pursuing or achieving this common objective. Across western, central and eastern Europe, primary care is delivered through a wide range of institutional, financial, professional and clinical configurations. This book is a study of the reforms of primary care in Europe as well as their impacts on the broader co-ordination mechanisms within European health care systems. It also provides suggestions for effective strategies for future improvement in health care system reform.
 

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Helmut Brand is Director of the Institute of Public Health NRW in Bielefeld, Germany.

Jan Bultman is Lead Health Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA.

Reinhard Busse is Professor and Department Head of Health Care Management at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany and Associate Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

Laurent Chambaud is President of the French Society of Public Health and Director of the Regional Department of Health and Social Affairs (DRASS) of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France.

David Chinitz is Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of PublicHealth in Jerusalem, Israel.

Diana M.J. Delnoij is Senior Research Coordinator at the Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research (NIVEL) in Utrecht, Netherlands.

André P. den Exter is Assistant Professor of Health Law at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Aad A. de Roo is Professor of Strategic Health Care Management at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg University in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Anna Dixon is Lecturer in European Health Policy at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK.

Isabelle Durand-Zaleski is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Paris, France.

Hans F.W. Dubois is Research Officer of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems in Madrid, Spain.

Josep Figueras is Head of the Secretariat and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems and Head of the European Centre for Health Policy, Brussels, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Bernhard Gibis is Director of the Department of Quality Assurance at the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) in Berlin, Germany.

Stefan Gre√ is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Care Management, University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany.

Bernhard J. G√ľntert is Professor for Management of Health Services and Health Economics at the University for Health Information and Technology Tyrol in Innsbruck, Austria.

Jean Hermesse is National Secretary at the National Federation of the Christian Sickness Funds in Brussels, Belgium.

Maria M. Hofmarcher is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria.

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

Pedro W. Koch-Wulkan is Head of the Medical Technology Unit at the Swiss Federal Office of Health in Bern, Switzerland.

Claude Le Pen is Professor of Economic Sciences at the Université Paris-Dauphine in Paris, France.

Kieke G.H. Okma is Senior Advisor with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in The Hague, Netherlands.

Martin Pfaff is Professor of Economics at the University of Augsburg and Director of the International Institute for Empirical Social Economics (INIFES) in Stadtbergen, Germany.

Richard B. Saltman is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, USA and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

Wendy G.M. van der Kraan is a doctoral student at the Institute of Health Management and Policy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

J√ľrgen Wasem is Professor and Director of the Institute of Health Care Management, University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany.

Manfred Wildner is Unit Head GE 4 (Health Reporting, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Social Medicine) at the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

Matthias Wismar is Health Policy Analyst at the European Centre for Health Policy in Brussels, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

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