Health Insurance Systems

Health Insurance Systems
Author: Thomas Rice
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 0128162945
ISBN 13: 9780128162941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Systems Book Review:

Health Insurance Systems: An International Comparison offers united and synthesized information currently available only in scattered locations - if at all - to students, researchers, and policymakers. The book provides helpful contexts, so people worldwide can understand various healthcare systems. By using it as a guide to the mechanics of different healthcare systems, readers can examine existing systems as frameworks for developing their own. Case examples of countries adopting insurance characteristics from other countries enhance the critical insights offered in the book. If more information about health insurance alternatives can lead to better decisions, this guide can provide an essential service. Delivers fundamental insights into the different ways that countries organize their health insurance systems Presents ten prominent health insurance systems in one book, facilitating comparisons and contrasts, to help draw policy lessons Countries included are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States Helps students, researchers, and policymakers searching for innovative designs by providing cases describing what countries have learned from each other

Health Insurance Systems

Health Insurance Systems
Author: Sybil Roper
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2021-05-22
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798508243647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Systems Book Review:

Health insurance is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses that arise due to an illness. These expenses could be related to hospitalization costs, cost of medicines, or doctor consultation fees. From this short read, you will learn how to understand health insurance and choose the right plan for you and your family, even, if you are on an employer-sponsored plan. - Quick and easy tips to translate insurance language - Confidently choose an agent - Find the plan that you will love and, most importantly, one you will use

Regulating Long Term Care Quality

Regulating Long Term Care Quality
Author: Vincent Mor,Tiziana Leone,Anna Maresso
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 1107729661
ISBN 13: 9781107729667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Long Term Care Quality Book Review:

The number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services is dramatically increasing year after year, and the challenge of ensuring the quality and financial stability of care provision is one faced by governments in both the developed and developing world. This edited book is the first to provide a comprehensive international survey of long-term care provision and regulation, built around a series of case studies from Europe, North America and Asia. The analytical framework allows the different approaches that countries have adopted to be compared side by side and readers are encouraged to consider which quality assurance approaches might best meet their own country's needs. Wider issues underpinning the need to regulate the quality of long-term care are also discussed. This timely book is a valuable resource for policymakers working in the health care sector, researchers and students taking graduate courses on health policy and management.

Public and Private sector Involvement in Health care Systems

Public  and Private sector Involvement in Health care Systems
Author: Claude Blanchette
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:81060708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Comparison of Health Care Data

International Comparison of Health Care Data
Author: C.J.P.M. van Mosseveld,P. van Son
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401146756
ISBN 13: 9789401146753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Comparison of Health Care Data Book Review:

International cooperation has developed rapidly on a wide range of policy areas in the last decades. National governments have learned to look across national borders in order to improve their policy systems, as in the case of health care, the subject of this book. There is a need to compare policy results, and therefore international comparison of statistical data is of great importance. For decades, international organisations like OECD and WHO have collected and distributed statistical information of member states in order to describe developments within these countries. However, comparability across countries has always been problematic. The task of international comparison of statistical data has only reluctantly been adopted due to difficulties caused by differences in definition and methods of data collection. In this book a method is presented for the advancement of international comparison of health care. Starting points are the determination of the boundaries of national health care systems and the activities that take place within these boundaries. This book is meant for all those working in the international health care field or interested in international comparison, who want to be aware of the pitfalls of international comparison and who want to learn, from the described experiences, how to solve problems of comparability.

The Health Care Dilemma

The Health Care Dilemma
Author: Elizabeth G. Armstrong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9814313963
ISBN 13: 9789814313964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Health Care Dilemma Book Review:

In an age of spiraling costs, it is no surprise that health care policy and health care systems are now among the most hotly debated and controversial topics in many countries of the world today. The issue is literally one of life-and-death, and affects millions across the globe as they struggle to answer the question of who pays for their health care. This book explores the health care systems of Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and compares them with the system in the United States through 30 first-hand case reports by advanced medical students taking part in an international exchange program. It also describes how these health care systems have developed and how they differ which are essential background reading for anyone making decisions on health care policy in these countries. The aim is to provide a resource for professors and students of public health policy, medicine, nursing, allied health professions, social sciences and other disciplines as they explore the social, political and cultural effects on health care and health care systems. The case studies are also interesting and provide ample food-for-thought for the general readership who are the end-users of health care and who are often able to influence public health policy.

Health Care Systems Around the World

Health Care Systems Around the World
Author: Sarah E. Boslaugh
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN 10: 145227620X
ISBN 13: 9781452276205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Systems Around the World Book Review:

This concise reference provides a one-stop point of research that examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. In a consistent format, ten major health care categories are systematically examined for each country: 1. Emergency Health Services; 2. Costs of Hospitalization; 3. Costs of Drugs; 4. Major Health Issues; 5. Government Role in Health Care; 6. Insurance; 7. Access to Health Care; 8. Health Care Facilities; 9. Health Care Personnel (doctor level of training, etc.); and 10. Public Health Programs. The volume is organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented on a two- or three-page spread with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country. For example, a reader may compare costs of drugs in France versus the United States versus Canada. Each country spread will feature short entries on the ten health care categories accompanied by charts, table, and photos as appropriate. The work culminates as a unique and essential resource for pre-med and medical students, as well as researchers in sociology, economics, and the health management fields.

Health System Performance Comparison An Agenda For Policy Information And Research

Health System Performance Comparison  An Agenda For Policy  Information And Research
Author: Papanicolas, Irene,Smith, Peter
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 0335247261
ISBN 13: 9780335247264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health System Performance Comparison An Agenda For Policy Information And Research Book Review:

This book seeks to identify the current ‘state of the art’ of health system comparison, identifying data and methodological issues and exploring the current interface between evidence and practice.

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High Income Countries

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High Income Countries
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 0309186404
ISBN 13: 9780309186407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High Income Countries Book Review:

During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation. Concerned about this divergence, the National Institute on Aging asked the National Research Council to examine evidence on its possible causes. According to Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, the nation's history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the United States fall short of those in many other high-income nations. Evidence suggests that current obesity levels play a substantial part as well. The book reports that lack of universal access to health care in the U.S. also has increased mortality and reduced life expectancy, though this is a less significant factor for those over age 65 because of Medicare access. For the main causes of death at older ages -- cancer and cardiovascular disease -- available indicators do not suggest that the U.S. health care system is failing to prevent deaths that would be averted elsewhere. In fact, cancer detection and survival appear to be better in the U.S. than in most other high-income nations, and survival rates following a heart attack also are favorable. Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries identifies many gaps in research. For instance, while lung cancer deaths are a reliable marker of the damage from smoking, no clear-cut marker exists for obesity, physical inactivity, social integration, or other risks considered in this book. Moreover, evaluation of these risk factors is based on observational studies, which -- unlike randomized controlled trials -- are subject to many biases.

Which Country Has the World s Best Health Care

Which Country Has the World s Best Health Care
Author: Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Publsiher: Public Affairs
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781541797758
ISBN 13: 1541797752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Which Country Has the World s Best Health Care Book Review:

The preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel is repeatedly asked one question: Which country has the best healthcare? He set off to find an answer. The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1 -- not even close. In Which Country Has the World's Best Healthcare? Ezekiel Emanuel profiles eleven of the world's healthcare systems in pursuit of the best or at least where excellence can be found. Using a unique comparative structure, the book allows healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges -- in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world.

The Healing of America

The Healing of America
Author: T. R. Reid
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0143118218
ISBN 13: 9780143118213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Healing of America Book Review:

A best-selling author guides a whirlwind tour of successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform. Reprint.

Demography and Social Health Insurance

Demography and Social Health Insurance
Author: Christian Hagist
Publsiher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000124757174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demography and Social Health Insurance Book Review:

Most of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries will face an ageing process of their populations over the next four decades. However, these processes differ considerably among the different countries. This book analyzes how the demographic changes affect the social health insurance systems and their finances in six selected OECD countries â?? namely Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the US â?? over the long run, using the method of generational accounting. A focus is also set on the fiscal consequences of the medical/technical progress. It can be stated that all analyzed programs will have discrepancies between their expected revenues and transfer payments. The demographic component is only the minor part given that the medical/technical progress will occur in the future like it did over the last three decades. However, the growth rate due, to the medical/technical progress, also differs significantly between the analyzed countries. The book concludes that all systems will have to face òrigorous reforms.

Global Health Systems

Global Health Systems
Author: Margie Lovett-Scott,Ms Faith Prather
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN 10: 1449618995
ISBN 13: 9781449618995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Systems Book Review:

Global Health Systems: Comparing Strategies for Delivering Health Services is a comprehensive overview of healthcare access and delivery in 11 developing and industrialized countries. This accessible text is designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in various health-related disciplines. Global Health Systems offers rich and diverse real-life case scenarios, analysis of healthcare systems in an international context, and an innovative Eight Factor Model for healthcare system evaluation. The texts integrated approach and synthesis-based organizational framework challenges learners to develop their own strategies for analysis and envision creative solutions to current healthcare crises.

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe
Author: Saltman, Richard,Rico, Ana,Boerma, Wienke
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN 10: 0335213634
ISBN 13: 9780335213634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe Book Review:

This title explores the nature of the pressures social health insurance systems confront to be more efficient, more effective, and more responsive.

How Comprehensive are the Basic baskets of Health Services

How Comprehensive are the Basic  baskets  of Health Services
Author: Marc Polikowski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:84681969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health Systems in Transition

Health Systems in Transition
Author: Gregory P. Marchildon,Elias Mossialos,Sara Allin,European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802094007
ISBN 13: 9780802094001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Systems in Transition Book Review:

The health care system in Canada is much-touted in the international sphere, but often overlooked when it comes to an examination of its actual administration and regulation. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an objective description and analysis of the public, private, and mixed components that make up health care in Canada today. Published in co-operation with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Gregory P. Marchildon's study offers a statistical and visual description of the many facets of Canadian health care financing, administration, and service delivery. This study's most distinctive feature is a comparative description and analysis. For international comparison, five other countries have been selected: The United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden. Because public health care administration and delivery is highly decentralized in Canada, Marchildon also analyzes the important health status and health care features within Canada by province and territory, and describes in some detail the unique constitutional, jurisdictional, and financial features of the Canadian system. Balancing careful assessment, summary, and illustration, Health Systems in Transition: Canada is a thorough and illuminating look at one of the nation's most complex institutions.

Health Data in the Information Age

Health Data in the Information Age
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Regional Health Data Networks
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309049954
ISBN 13: 9780309049955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Data in the Information Age Book Review:

Regional health care databases are being established around the country with the goal of providing timely and useful information to policymakers, physicians, and patients. But their emergence is raising important and sometimes controversial questions about the collection, quality, and appropriate use of health care data. Based on experience with databases now in operation and in development, Health Data in the Information Age provides a clear set of guidelines and principles for exploiting the potential benefits of aggregated health data--without jeopardizing confidentiality. A panel of experts identifies characteristics of emerging health database organizations (HDOs). The committee explores how HDOs can maintain the quality of their data, what policies and practices they should adopt, how they can prepare for linkages with computer-based patient records, and how diverse groups from researchers to health care administrators might use aggregated data. Health Data in the Information Age offers frank analysis and guidelines that will be invaluable to anyone interested in the operation of health care databases.

Health Reforms Across The World The Experience Of Twelve Small And Medium sized Nations With Changing Their Healthcare Systems

Health Reforms Across The World  The Experience Of Twelve Small And Medium sized Nations With Changing Their Healthcare Systems
Author: Okma Kieke G,Crivelli Luca,Tenbensel Tim
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-02-24
ISBN 10: 981120893X
ISBN 13: 9789811208935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Reforms Across The World The Experience Of Twelve Small And Medium sized Nations With Changing Their Healthcare Systems Book Review:

This book presents the health reform experiences over the past three decades of twelve small and medium-sized nations that are not often included in international comparative studies in this field. The major conclusion of the study is that despite many similarities in policy goals, policy challenges and in the menu of policy options for countries that seek to offer universal coverage to their population, the health reforms of the nations in this book did not converge into one direction or model. However, we found several widespread policy experiences that are relevant for others, too.For example, user fees are unpopular everywhere. Governments often try to soften the consequences by exempting large groups of users, thus largely defeating the very purpose of those fees.As a second example, the introduction of new payment modes for medical care — like the shift from fee for service to case-based payment — took much longer than originally expected everywhere, and also failed to deliver their promises of improved transparency or efficiency gains A third example is that proposals are for universal coverage often ignore the challenges of implementing new financing models that elsewhere took decades if not centuries to develop.The conclusions contain both empirical findings and theoretical conclusions of interest to policy-makers and scholars of international comparison. It is accessible for academics, healthcare managers and students as well as a wider audience of readers interested in the changes in healthcare across the world.

International Comparisons of Administrative Costs in Health Care

International Comparisons of Administrative Costs in Health Care
Author: Michael E. Cluck
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1994-07-01
ISBN 10: 0788145894
ISBN 13: 9780788145896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Comparisons of Administrative Costs in Health Care Book Review:

Examines the administrative costs in the health care systems of the U.S. & other countries. In addition to exploring the types of activities that constitute administrationÓ in the health care systems of several developed countries, it reviews attempts to measure & compare these activities, & explores the potential usefulness of such comparisons. Charts, graphs & tables. List of abbreviations & acronyms. Extensive references.

Comparative Health Systems Global Perspectives

Comparative Health Systems  Global Perspectives
Author: James A. Johnson,Carleen Stoskopf
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 0763753793
ISBN 13: 9780763753795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Health Systems Global Perspectives Book Review:

Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each countrys history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the countrys 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.