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.
Table of Contents
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