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Health Care Reform By HAM

Health Care Reform by Christopher Ham

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Provides review and analysis of health care reform in five countries: Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. This book reviews experience of introducing competition into the health service as well as policies to strengthen management and change methods of paying hospitals and doctors. It is useful for students.

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Health Care Reform by Christopher Ham

"If you want a broad introduction to international health care reform, written by some of the best health policy analysts alive today, then this is it."
- Chris Heginbotham

* What policies have been adopted to reform health care in Europe and North America?
* Which policies have worked and which have failed?
* What new initiatives are emerging onto the health policy agenda?

This book provides an up-to-date review and analysis of health care reform in five countries: Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. It reviews experience of introducing competition into the health service as well as policies to strengthen management and change methods of paying hospitals and doctors. The experience of each country is described by experts from the countries concerned. In his lucid introduction, Chris Ham sets out the context of reform, and in the conclusion identifies the emerging lessons.

The book provides an authoritative introduction to health care reform in Europe and North America at a time of increasing political and public interest in this field. It has been designed for students of social policy and the full range of health service practitioners on courses of professional training.

Health Care Reform Reviews

"I thoroughly recommend this book to all students of health care policy reform, and would make it compulsory reading for any government committed to implementing evidence based policies in health care." - British Journal of Health Care Management "...a highly readable introduction to recent international developments in health care reform." - BMJ "If you want a broad introduction to international health care reform, written by some of the best health policy analysts alive today, then this is it." - Chris Heginbotham

About Christopher Ham

Chris Ham joined the Health Services Management Centre at The University of Birmingham in 1992 and became Director in 1993. He is involved in a range of work including consultancy, teaching and research. Within the UK, he works closely with Health Authorities and NHS Trusts on the implementation of the NHS reforms. He has a particular interest in the development of commissioning and has undertaken projects on GP involvements in commissioning, locality sensitive commissioning, joint commissioning and priority setting. He has also worked with NHS Trusts on a number of issues including the development of the contracting system and the involvement of clinicians in management. Chris has a long standing interest in the role of board chairmen and members and continues to run seminars in this area and to facilitate timeout sessions for individual boards. His research interests include priority setting in health services, the use of guidelines to promote more effective health care delivery, and health care reform in the international context.

Table of Contents

Series editor's introduction
The background
The United States
The United Kingdom
Sweden
The Netherlands
Germany
Lessons and conclusions
Index.

Additional information

GOR002252823
9780335198894
0335198899
Health Care Reform by Christopher Ham
Used - Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1997-05-01
192
N/A
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