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Financing health care in the European Union : challenges and policy responses / Sarah Thomson, Thomas Foubister, Elias Mossialos.

Author:
Thomson, Sarah (Professor in health policy) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Copenhagen : World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2009.
Description:
xxiii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Notes:
"This study was requested and financed by the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The problem of sustainability -- Distinguishing economic and fiscal sustainability -- Addressing the fiscal sustainability problem -- Health care expenditure in context -- Health care financing in the European Union -- Frameworks for analysis -- Descriptive analysis of financing arrangements -- Health care financing reforms: options, trends and impact -- Maximizing collection and changing the mix of contribution mechanisms -- Addressing fragmented pooling -- Expanding entitlement to public coverage and defining benefits -- From passive reimbursement to strategic purchasing of health services -- Conclusions and policy recommendations -- Which reforms are most likely to enhance sustainability? -- Is there an optimal method of financing health care? -- Policy recommendations -- Annex: summaries of health care financing by Member State.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789289041652 (pbk.)
  • 928904165X (pbk.)
OCLC:
429024430
Other standard number:
  • 40017190810
Related name:
RCP:
C - S