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The International handbook of health-care systems /
edited by Richard B. Saltman.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
description
vi, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0313241112 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
isbn
0313241112 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
426844
 
Bibliography: p. [383]-384.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1989-03:
This edited volume consists of a series of chapters covering the health care systems in 21 countries including the US. No rationale is presented concerning why these particular countries were chosen. Despite the editor's goal of presenting comparative information, no comparisons are made among or between these countries. These are essentially individual essays providing national profiles with only the historical background and available health statistics in common. Both style and content vary widely by chapter. Despite these limitations, the book does provide a useful compendium of miscellaneous information on a large number of countries, much of which is not usually available in English. Most appropriate for graduate libraries in public health, public policy, and health administration. -M.D. Fottler, University of Alabama in Birmingham
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Unpaid Annotation
"[P]rovides a useful compendium of miscellaneous information on a large number of countries, much of which is not usually available in English." Choice "The work is valuable in providing background for health statistics from different sources. As it shows common problems and widely varying approaches to solutions, it is a useful research tool for comparative studies." ARBA
Unpaid Annotation
"The work is valuable in providing background for health statistics from different sources. As it shows common problems and widely varying approaches to solutions, it is a useful research tool for comparative studies." American Reference Book Annual
Long Description
[P]rovides a useful compendium of miscellaneous information on a large number of countries, much of which is not usually available in English. Choice The work is valuable in providing background for health statistics from different sources. As it shows common problems and widely varying approaches to solutions, it is a useful research tool for comparative studies. ARBA The contributing authors provide basic information for starting to think about comparative issues in health care including system rationalization and managerial efficiency; the expansion of primary and preventive care; how best to channel the diffusion of increasingly intensive high technology machines and procedures; how to resolve social inequities in the distribution of available health care resources; spending on health care and its effect on infant mortality and population morbidity; the structure of health care administration; and health care financing. Each author provides not only a picture of the health system's current level of development, but a description of the dynamic forces that drive the system's health care decision-making processes and will determine its path in the future. The contributors highlight the unique historical, cultural, social, political, and/or ideological factors that help to explain the structure that currently exists. The profiles are not themselves comparative in nature, but the selected approach establishes a base from which a reader can make a wide variety of informed comparisons.
Long Description
The contributing authors provide basic information for starting to think about comparative issues in health care including system rationalization and managerial efficiency; the expansion of primary and preventive care; how best to channel the diffusion of increasingly intensive high technology machines and procedures; how to resolve social inequities in the distribution of available health care resources; spending on health care and its effect on infant mortality and population morbidity; the structure of health care administration; and health care financing. Each author provides not only a picture of the health system's current level of development, but a description of the dynamic forces that drive the system's health care decision-making processes and will determine its path in the future. The contributors highlight the unique historical, cultural, social, political, and/or ideological factors that help to explain the structure that currently exists. The profiles are not themselves comparative in nature, but the selected approach establishes a base from which a reader can make a wide variety of informed comparisons.
Table of Contents
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Colombia
Egypt
Federal Republic of Germany
German Democratic Republic
Great Britain Hungary
Israel
Japan
Mozambique
Netherlands
Nigeria
Poland
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
United States of America
Bibliography
Index
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