Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems

Publication Year: 2009

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: 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.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Rapoport, John; Jacobs, Philip; and Jonsson, Egon
ISBN: 978-3-52-732110-0
Health Systems & Services
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 247
Year: 2009