Comparative Health Policy in the Asia-Pacific
McGraw-Hill International, Dec 1, 2004 - Medical - 257 pages
Dr. Gaulds collection of case studies is informative and accessible. I would recommend it as a central text for a course in comparative health systems.''. Political Studies Review. Based upon research from eight countries in the Asia-Pacific Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan this book analyses and compares their differing health policies. Key issues the book probes include: . A The ways that health care is financed and delivered across the region. A The historical and institutional arrangements that impact upon health policy and health care. A How the health systems differ between the countries under study. A How policymakers and service providers deal with unlimited demand and limited funding and issues such as service coverage and quality. A How pharmaceuticals and population health strategies are managed. A What the roles of the state and various other players (such as the private sector and professional associations) are in the making of health policy and delivery of health care. A The challenges that lie ahead for health care and health policy in the region"
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