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International health care reform : [publication] : a legal, economic and political analysis /

by Flood, Colleen M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2000Description: 315 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415208440.MeSH subject(s): Health Care Reform | Cross-Cultural Comparison | Health Care Reform -- trendsPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] Arguments in economics and justice for government intervention in health insurance and health service markets. The reform of health care allocation systems in the US, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK. Accountability of health care service purchasers: comparing internal markets and managed competition. The interface between health care service purchasers and providers: contracting out versus integrated production. The problems of monopoly supply. Achieving quality in a competition-oriented system. Conclusion.
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[Contents] Arguments in economics and justice for government intervention in health insurance and health service markets. The reform of health care allocation systems in the US, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK. Accountability of health care service purchasers: comparing internal markets and managed competition. The interface between health care service purchasers and providers: contracting out versus integrated production. The problems of monopoly supply. Achieving quality in a competition-oriented system. Conclusion.