Social Health Insurance Systems in Western Europe
Richard B. Saltman, Reinhard Busse, Josep Figueras
Open University Press, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 310 pages
· What are the characteristics that define a Social Health Insurance system?
· How is success measured in SHI systems?
· How are SHI systems developing in response to external pressures?
Using the seven Social Health Insurance countries in western Europe - Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland - as well as Israel, this important book reviews core structural and organizational dimensions, as well as recent reforms and innovations.
Covering a wide range of policy issues, the book:
Social Health Insurance Systems in Western Europe will be of interest to students of health policy and management as well as health managers and policy-makers.
Contributors: Helmut Brand, Jan Bultman, Reinhard Busse, Laurent Chambaud, David Chinitz, Diana M.J. Delnoij, André P. den Exter, Aad A. de Roo, Anna Dixon, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Hans F.W. Dubois, Josep Figueras, Bernhard Gibis, Stefan Greß, Bernhard J. Güntert, Jean Hermesse, Maria M. Hofmarcher, Martin McKee, Pedro W. Koch-Wulkan, Claude Le Pen, Kieke G.H. Okma, Martin Pfaff, Richard B. Saltman, Wendy G.M. van der Kraan, Jürgen Wasem, Manfred Wildner, Matthias Wismar.
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