Funding Health Care

Options for Europe

Author: Elias Mossialos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335209255

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 309

View: 2162

This book examines the advantages and disadvantages of funding arrangements currently in use across Europe. Adopting a cross-national, cross-dischiplinary perspective, it assesses the relative merits of the main methods of raising resources including taxation; social voluntary and supplemental forms of insurance; and self-pay including co-payments. Chapters review recent evidence and experience in both eastern and western Europe. The volume is introduced by a summary chapter which integrates conceptual issues in funding with an overview of the main advantages and disadvantages of each method of funding drawn from the expert chapters.

Health Financing Revisited

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Pablo Enrique Gottret,George Schieber

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082136586X

Category: Medical

Page: 318

View: 3053

This overview of health financing tools, policies and trends--with a particular focus on challenges facing developing countries--provides the basis for effective policy-making. Analyzing the current global environment, the book discusses health financing goals in the context of both the underlying health, demographic, social, economic, political and demographic analytics as well as the institutional realities faced by developing countries, and assesses policy options in the context of global evidence, the international aid architecture, cross-sectoral interactions, and countries' macroeconomic frameworks and overall development plans.

Social Health Insurance Systems In Western Europe

Author: Saltman, Richard,Rico, Ana,Boerma, Wienke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335213634

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 2755

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

Private Voluntary Health Insurance in Development

Friend Or Foe?

Author: Alexander S. Preker,Richard M. Scheffler,Mark C. Bassett

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 2180

Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in the health sector of many low and middle income countries. This publication reviews the context under which private insurance could contribute to an improvement in the financial sustainability of the health sector, financial protection against the costs of illness, household income smoothing, access to care, and market productivity. This volume is the third in a series of in-depth reviews of the role of health care financing in providing access for low-income populations to needed healthcare, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programmes.

Financing Health Care

A Dialogue Between South Eastern Europe and Germany

Author: Ulrich Laaser,Ralf Radermacher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical economics

Page: 332

View: 4071

Purchasing to Improve Health Systems Performance

Author: Figueras

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225004

Category: Medical

Page: 298

View: 988

This book addresses the gap of areas of the central role the purchasing function plays in many health system reforms and provides an up-to-date analysis of the evidence on different approaches to purchasing and support for policy-makers and practitioners as they formulate purchasing strategies.

Health Systems in Transition


Author: Gregory P. Marchildon,Elias Mossialos,Sara Allin,European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802094007

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 156

View: 7861

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 Care Spending in the New EU Member States

Controlling Costs and Improving Quality

Author: Mukesh Chawla

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

View: 4633

Following the transition from central planning toward market-based economies, the formerly communist states of Central and Eastern Europe introduced a number of reforms in the finance, management, and organization of the health sector. While health sector reforms in these countries have involved deep structural changes, they have generally been less successful in improving efficiency, enhancing equity in healthcare financing and delivery, and managing clinical quality of health services. Total health expenditures have increased in almost all countries, especially in recent years, and with revenues not keeping pace, huge debts have accumulated in the health sector. Efficiency gains have been few and far between, and with the dynamic nature of technology and demographic changes increasing the complexity of health services and the health marketplace, further reforms are becoming even more difficult. This report takes stock of recent trends in health expenditure aggregates in the public sector and identifies specific areas of health expenditure reform consistent with the objectives of stabilizing the fiscal situation in these countries (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia) without adversely affecting the production, delivery and utilization of health services.

Lehrbuch Versorgungsforschung

Systematik - Methodik - Anwendung ; mit 19 Tabellen

Author: Holger Pfaff

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 3794527976


Page: 432

View: 9670

Health care in central Asia

Author: Martin McKee

Publisher: Open University Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

View: 3079

Central Asia remains one of the least known parts of the former Soviet Union. The five central Asian republics gained their unexpected independence in 1991. They have faced enormous challenges over the last decade in reforming their health care systems, including adverse macro-economic conditions and political instability. To varying extents, each country is diverging from a hierarchical and unsustainable Soviet model health care system. Common strategies have involved devolving the ownership of health services, seeking sources of revenue additional to shrinking state taxes, 'down-sizing' their excessive hospital systems, introducing general practitioners into primary care services, and enhancing the training of health professionals. This book draws on a decade of experience of what has worked and what has not. It is an invaluable source for those working in the region and for others interested in the experiences of countries in political and economic transition.

Social protection in the 13 candidate countries

a comparative analysis

Author: European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs. Unit E.2

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2423

Health Systems, Health, Wealth And Societal Well-Being: Assessing The Case For Investing In Health Systems

Assessing the case for investing in health systems

Author: McKee , Martin,Figueras , Josep,Saltman , Richard B.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244300

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 9229

This book argues that health systems are not, as is often believed, simply a drag on resources, but rather part and parcel of improving health and achieving better economic growth.

Canada's Health Care System

Author: Canada. Health Canada

Publisher: Canadian Government Publishing


Category: Medical care

Page: 24

View: 2551


Author: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 8554

Has supplement containing English translations of articles in the Montasberichte.

Completing the Course

Health to 2010

Author: Ray Robinson,Anna Dixon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716306054

Category: Medical care

Page: 78

View: 3409

Fabian Ideas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 8664

Das deutsche Gesundheitssystem

Akteure, Daten, Analysen

Author: Reinhard Busse,Miriam Blümel,Anne Spranger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783954662449


Page: 346

View: 2109

Polish Sociological Review

Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poland

Page: N.A

View: 4096