Comparative Health Policy in the Asia-Pacific

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Robin Gauld
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2004 - Medical - 257 pages
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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.

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Chapter 02 CHINA
Chapter 03 SOUTH KOREA
Chapter 04 TAIWAN
Chapter 05 AUSTRALIA
Chapter 06 JAPAN
Chapter 07 SINGAPORE
Chapter 08 HONG KONG
Chapter 09 NEW ZEALAND
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Robin Gauld is Associate Professor of Health Policy at the University of Otago Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand. Author or editor of eight books, and many chapters and journal articles, his research interests are in health systems, primary care, health information technology and health care quality.

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