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Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective, 2nd Edition

  • James A. Johnson
  • Carleen Stoskopf
  • ISBN-10: 1284111733
  • ISBN-13: 9781284111736
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Global health policy, administration, and practice continue to evolve while countries throughout the world seek to balance their economic and health goals through health system reform, improvement, and modification. The Second Edition of Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective offers new perspectives in health administration, public health, and public policy that address evidence-based approaches to health system improvement; systems thinking at the policy level; integrated information management; macro and micro innovation, and systems sustainability. Part I offers introduces foundational concepts including health and disease; and policy and economics. Two new chapters explore innovation and sustainability; and the role and contributions of non-governmental organizations. In Part II, the health systems of 19 countries are each examined in their own chapter, that carefully explores the country’s geography and culture, the history of its health system, followed by a detailed evaluation of cost, quality, access and innovation. The final part offers 5 chapters that explore challenges and opportunities such as disaster and conflict, the changing U.S. health system, and a new chapter on small country innovations. Ideal for courses in health administration, public health, nursing and other allied health professions, this innovative text challenges readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered.

Table of Contents

Part I - Global Health and Health Systems
Chapter 1: Introduction to Health Systems
Chapter 2: Global Health and Disease
Chapter 3: Global Health Systems Policy and Economics
Chapter 4: Global and Non-governmental Health Organizations
Part II - Health Systems by Country
Chapter 5: United States
Chapter 6: Canada
Chapter 7: Mexico
Chapter 8: Peru
Chapter 9: Brazil
Chapter 10: United Kingdom
Chapter 11: France
Chapter 12: Germany
Chapter 13: Ireland
Chapter 14: Russia
Chapter 15: Turkey
Chapter 16: Jordan
Chapter 17: Israel
Chapter 18: Ghana
Chapter 19: Nigeria
Chapter 20: Botswana
Chapter 21: Bangladesh
Chapter 22: India
Chapter 23: China
Chapter 24: Japan
Chapter 25: Korea
Chapter 26: Australia
Part III - Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities
Chapter 27: Health System Innovators: Netherlands, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Singapore
Chapter 28: Health Systems During Crisis and Disaster
Chapter 29: Health Systems Challenges and Opportunities