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Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems
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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: 978-3-527-32110-0
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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.

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  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Rapoport, John; Jacobs, Philip; and Jonsson, Egon
  • ISBN: 978-3-527-32110-0
  • Specialty:
    Health Systems & Services
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 247
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009

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