Health Reform explores the challenges facing health care provision in the advanced economies. The book exposes the limitations of market-led health reform and demonstrates the indispensable role of a vibrant public authority in the renewal of modern health care systems. Issues covered include:
* cost-containment and privatisation strategies in an international perspective
* the role of business and the private sector in setting the agenda for health care reform
* the restructuring of Anglo-Saxon health systems and the shift in state/market boundaries in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia
* the frontier of health care reform in terms of health and social cohesion
*the role of patient choice in health care reform.
Contents Acknowledgements Preface: Health Reform and Market Talk: Rhetoric and Reality I: Public-Private Conflicts in Health Policy II: Restructuring Anglo-Saxon Health Systems: Shifting State/Market Boundaries III: Decentralization and Devolution: New State Reforms and Practices IV: The Political Economy of Health Reform in Canada V: On the Frontier of Reform Contributors
The volumes in this series will provide a unique guide to many of the challenges we face at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The aim is to have scholars explore the many changes in state market relations and new citizenship practices including globalization and global governance, the nature of the market of the future, the effect of new communications technology on economic restructuring, social and economic deep integration and the role of the individual in effecting positive social change. For more enquires and questions, contact Series Editor, Daniel Drache, [email protected]