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Health Care Systems : A Global Survey
By Himanshu Sekhar Rout

First Published : 2011
ISBN : 9788177082791
Pages : 644
Binding : Hardbound
Size : 7 x 9
Price : US$ 139
ABOUT THE BOOK

US ■ Australia ■ China ■ France ■ Germany ■ Hungary ■ Ireland ■ Israel ■ Japan ■ South Korea

■ Portugal ■ Spain ■ Brazil ■ Mexico ■ Pakistan■ Peru ■ Thailand ■ Turkey ■ Bangladesh

■ Ghana ■ India

Health care systems (HCSs) are essential for the healthy development of individuals, families and societies in accordance with human rights. HCSs are vital to establish, promote, and strengthen delivery of preventive, promotive and curative health services to all sections of society in a fair and equitable manner.

The present volume contains 27 well-researched papers on HCSs in different countries of the world. The distinguished contributors have direct knowledge and experience of the functioning of HCS in their respective country. The countries profiled for the purpose are: US, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, Bangladesh, Ghana, and India. While treatment of the subject varies from country to country depending upon the local conditions and government policies, some common features are discernible in different papers. These include (a) history and present organizational structure/management of HCS, (b) health care financing and resource utilization, (c) targeted health care programmes for poor, (d) health infrastructure, (e) indigenous/traditional HCS, (f) occupational health and (g) health sector reforms.


CONTENTS
     

1. Health Care Systems around the World: Introduction and Overview

Himanshu Sekhar Rout

2. On the Uses of International Comparisons: The U.S. Health System in Comparative Perspective

Victor G. Rodwin

3. Beyond Financing and Payments: Problems Faced by the U.S Health Care System

Steven Jonas

4. The Australian Health Care System

Eileen Willis

5. The Austrian Health Care System

Martin Gächter and Engelbert Theurl

6. Health Care System in China

Sammy Wai Sang Chiu and Sam Wai Kam Yu

7. Chinese Health Care System

Hongwen Li

8. The French Health Care System

Zeynep Or and Nicolas Sirven

9. German Health System: An Overview

Boris Augurzky, Rosemarie Gülker, Arndt Reichert and Harald Tauchmann

10. Continuities and Discontinuities in Post-Communist Healthcare Systems: The Case of Hungary

Peter Mihalyi

11. The Irish Health System

Samantha Smith

12. The Health Care System in Ireland

Padhraig Ryan and Steve Thomas

13. Health Care System in Israel

Shifra Shvarts, Avigdor Kaplan, Dana Schwartz-Ilan and Revital Gross

14. Health Care System in Japan

Hiroya Ogata

15. Health System in Korea

Hyoung-Sun Jeong

16. Youths’ Health and Health Education Services in Portugal

Margarida Gaspar de Matos et al.

17. From Assistencialism to Universal Care: The Spanish National Health System

Rafael Muñoz De Bustillo and José-Ignacio Antón

18. Brazilian National Health System

Ciro Augusto Floriani

19. Changes and Challenges in Brazilian Health Care System

Lenaura de Vasconcelos Costa Lobato, José Mendes Ribeiro and Jeni Vaitsman

20. The Mexican Health Care System

Núria Homedes and Antonio Ugalde

21. Health Care System in Pakistan

Babar Tasneem Shaikh

22. Health Care System and Health Policies in Peru: Two Decades of Change 1990-2009

Nancy Palomino and Ruth Iguiñiz

23. Health Care System in Thailand

Thaworn Sakunphanit

24. Health Care System in Turkey

Gulbiye Yenimahalleli Yasar and Ece Ugurluoglu

25. Challenges of the Health Care System in Bangladesh: The Unmet Needs of the Poor

Tania Wahed and Abbas Bhuiya

26. Health Care System in Ghana

Patience Aseweh Abor

27. Health Care System in India

Dipti Govil and Neetu Purohit

Index


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     

Dr. Himanshu Sekhar Rout is Reader and Deputy Co-ordinator, Centre of Advanced Study in Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is actively involved in teaching, research and extension activities at the Centre. His areas of research interest include health economics, economics of education, gender studies, and economics of tourism.


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