Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison
John Rapoport, Philip Jacobs, Egon Jonsson
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 3, 2008 - Science - 248 pages
Written by a local health economics expert, each of the eight chapters in this timely handbook and ready reference describes the national healthcare system of a different industrialized country. In each case, the 4-5 specific policies with the highest impact on that respective country over the past 20-30 years are identified. In addition, the economic characteristics of each policy are described and, where possible, its success evaluated, discussing the current policy agenda. A final chapter summarizes and synthesizes the major points of the analysis.
While the main focus is on economics, this guide is written in non-technical language for an audience of health policy decision makers or students of health policy, making it an invaluable contribution to the current debate surrounding the control of rising healthcare-related costs in the developed world.
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A Global Comparison 1 Introduction and Summary
A Global Comparison 2 Canada
A Global Comparison 3 England
A Global Comparison 4 Finland
A Global Comparison 5 Germany
A Global Comparison 6 The Netherlands
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accessed 16 ambulatory average Canada Canadian capita changes choice clinical competition contribution rate copayments cost containment cost-containment strategies cost-effectiveness CPAC decisions Department of Health DHBs Downloaded drugs Dutch health effect evaluation f€ur Federal fee-schedule fees financing Finland Finnish global budgets health care expenditures health care reform health care system Health Economics health expenditure Health Funding Authority health insurance health policy health services health spending health system Health technology assessment Healthcare hospital districts impact improve efficiency incentives included increase indicated inpatient Institute introduced Japan limited medicines MHLW Ministry of Health municipalities National Health NICE OECD patients payment Pharmac pharmaceuticals physicians prescribed primary health priority providers public health purchase quasi-market reduce reference pricing regional regulation reimbursement role scheme sickness funds social substitution Sweden targets Toni Ashton total health trend waiting lists Zealand