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Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems

Publication Year:
2009
Edition:
1st
Author:
Rapoport, John; Jacobs, Philip; and Jonsson, Egon
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN:
978-3-52-732110-0
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Written by local health economics experts, 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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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Wiley
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Rapoport, John; Jacobs, Philip; and Jonsson, Egon
ISBN:
978-3-52-732110-0
Specialty:
  • Health Systems & Services
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
247
Publication Year:
2009

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