Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives

Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives

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Explores the health systems of 17 countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the chapters offer an overview of each country's history, geography, government, and economy, as well as a detailed analysis of the country s 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. Ideal for courses in global health, international affairs, health administration, and public health, this innovative text challenges its readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered.James A. Johnson, Carleen Stoskopf ... The precipitous rise of health care costs, exceeding the rate of income and inflation, will eventually lead the system into crisis. ... China is now confronting a rise of chronic degenerative diseases requiring more sophisticated and long-term health interventions. ... A recent survey has shown that diabetes also became increasingly a concern in China.52 Strategies for prevention ... Chinaa#39;s Political System: Modernization and Tradition (7th edition).

Title:Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives
Author:James A. Johnson, Carleen Stoskopf
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-25


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