Markets and health care : a comparative analysis / edited by Wendy Ranade.Material type: TextPublication details: Harlow : Addison Wesley Longman, 1998. ISBN: 0582289858Subject(s): Medical care -- Finance | Competition | Health care reform -- Case studiesDDC classification: 338.433621 LOC classification: RA411
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction / Wendy Ranade -- 2. Explaining the rise of the market in health care / Michael Moran -- 3. Economic perspectives on markets and health care / John Appleby -- 4. The procompetitive movement in American medical politics / Theodor R. Marmor -- 5. Canada: markets at the margin / Raisa Deber and Pat Baranek -- 6. Reforming the British National Health Service: all change, no change? / Wendy Ranade -- 7. Reforming New Zealand health care / Jacqueline Cumming and George Salmond -- 8. Managed competition: health care reform in The Netherlands / Ray Robinson -- 9. Health reform in Sweden: the road beyond cost containment / Richard Saltman -- 10. The Germany Model: the State and the market in health care reform / Richard Freeman -- 11. Conclusions / Wendy Ranade.
A growing reliance on market disciplines and incentives characterised health care reform strategies in many countries in the 1990s, yet the country which relies most heavily on private health care - the U.S.A. - is the most expensive in the world and still fails to deliver affordable health care to millions of its citizens. This apparent paradox is the starting point for Markets and Health Care: A Comparative Analysis. Markets and Health Care: A Comparative Analysis has been written for students and academics in health and social policy, and comparative politics, but will also be of interest to policy-makers in government and health administration.