Comparative health systems : a global perspective / edited by James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MSc, Carleen H. Stoskopf, ScD, MS, Leiyu Shi, Dr PH, MBA, MPA.

Uniform title
Second edition.
  • Burlington, MA : Jones Bartlett Learning LCC, [2018]
  • ©2018
1 online resource (xvi, 595 pages) : color illustrations, color maps


Summary note
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 addresses emerging events, advances, reforms, and challenges in the delivery of health care around the world. Part I offers introduces foundational concepts of health care delivery systems including health and disease; and policy and economics. In Part II, the health systems of 19 unique countries are each examined in their own chapter including France, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, Australia, China, Japan, Russia, and Israel. These chapters carefully explore the country's geography and culture, the history of its health system, followed by a detailed evaluation of cost, quality, access and innovation. 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. Key Features: " Includes two new chapters that explore innovation and sustainability; and the role and contributions of non-governmental organizations " Examines challenges and opportunities such as disaster and conflict, the changing U.S. health system, and a new chapter on small country innovations " Offers new perspectives in evidence-based approaches to health system improvement; systems thinking at the policy level; integrated information management; macro and micro innovation, and systems sustainability.
Previous edition published under the title Comparative health systems: global perspectives.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Print version record.
  • Part I. Global health and health systems. Introduction to health systems
  • Global health and disease
  • Global health systems politics, economics, and policy
  • Role of international organizations in health systems
  • Part II. Health systems by country. The Americas region
  • European region
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Asia and Pacific region
  • Part III. Challenges, innovations, and opportunities. Small country innovations
  • Health systems in crisis and disaster
  • Comparative global challenges and opportunities
  • Glossary of health systems terms.
  • 1284111741 ((electronic book))
  • 9781284111743 ((electronic bk.))
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