Handbook of International Health Care Systems
CRC Press – 2001 – 608 pages
"Presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of health care and availability worldwide. Focuses on the appraoch to the provision of quality, cost-effective health care systems by ""established"" and developing member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Compares health care financing across all OECD nations."
Introduction to international health-care systems - themes and variations; reforms in the Hungarian health-care system; Russia's health-care system - caring in a turbulent environment; the Canadian health-care system; United States' health-care system; like plugging the holes in a colander - health policy and provision in the US circa the millennium; the health-care system in Mexico; France's health-care system; universal coverage and cost control - the United Kingdom National Health Service; Sweden's health-care system; the German health-care system; Italy's health-care system; the political economy of health care in Greece; health-care system in Turkey; the Japanese health-care system - citizen complaints and citizen possibilities; the health-care system in Australia; a health-care system in radical transition - the experience of New Zealand; health-care financing - a comparative analysis.