Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives

Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives

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Explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each country's history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the country s healthcare system facilities, workforce, technology, cost, quality, and access. Current and emerging issues are also explored. The book concludes with a look at the changing U.S. healthcare system and the global challenges and opportunities for health. Ideal for courses in global health, international affairs, health administration, and public health, this innovative text challenges its readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered.This problem has caused the NHS to actively recruit foreign physicians, especially from neighboring Spain. ... have increased at a steady rate since the early 19905, and there were 0.58 per 1, 000 individuals in 2005, very close to the average for the EU (0.6). ... Similarly, health centers are only allowed to disa€” pense vaccinations that do not have any coa€”insurance payment. ... the Portuguese state budget through the Central Administrationa#39;s Investment and Development Plan. A list ofanbsp;...

Title:Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives
Author:James A. Johnson, Carleen Stoskopf
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-25


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