Publisher description for Health care systems in liberal democracies / edited Ann Wall.


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The maintenance of health and the provision of services for the sick are probably some of the most challenging tasks facing modern government. Health Care Systems in Seven Countries looks at the way in which health care is organized and delivered in Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and the USA. It also examines the continuing quest for solutions to some of the seemingly intractible problems on the health care agenda. The organization of health care in each country is analyzed within a common framework.

It is increasingly important that students and practitioners have a wider perspective and are able to draw upon knowledge of other health care systems in order to inform their own analysis. This book will make a substantial contribution towards that end.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical policy -- Europe.
Medical policy -- United States.