Healthcare Overview

New Perspectives

  • Vincenzo Costigliola

Part of the Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine book series (APPPM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Healthcare Systems Around the Globe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Andrea Döring, Friedemann Paul
      Pages 45-67
    3. Luiza Spiru, Răzvan Ioan Traşcu, Ileana Turcu, Mircea Mărzan
      Pages 111-131
    4. Tamari Rukhadze
      Pages 133-152
    5. Nikola Kamcev, Marina Danilova, Verica Ivanovska, Gordana Kamceva, Nevenka Velickova, Kneginja Richter
      Pages 153-166
    6. Munis Dundar, Sevda Yesim Ozdemir
      Pages 167-187
    7. Willie Sai Ho Chan
      Pages 189-232
    8. Michele Antonelli
      Pages 245-248
  3. Female Health/Care

  4. Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicine

  5. The Role of Laboratory Medicine in Healthcare

  6. Economy of PPPM

  7. Ethics of PPPM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Eugenijus Gefenas, Asta Cekanauskaite, Egle Tuzaite, Vilius Dranseika, Dainius Characiejus
      Pages 471-484
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 485-521

About this book


Just a few years ago, dire predictions of escalating technology costs and adverse demographics informed a downbeat view of the future of medicine in which struggling governments would fall behind in their public commitments to healthcare. This volume is part of today’s more optimistic assessment in which huge efficiencies can be wrought through ‘personalized’ medicine: patients, for example, have no need to visit clinics when biochemical monitoring can be achieved in the comfort of their own homes, the results sent wirelessly, in real time, to the specialist’s database.

With contributions spanning the experiences of 15 nations from the USA to Turkey, Taiwan and the UK, the contents of this book show what is possible in implementing personalized medicine in a heterogeneous set of contexts. Today’s burgeoning use of advanced early and predictive diagnostics, targeted prevention and personalized medical approaches will accelerate as advances in patient profiling and innovative bio/medical technologies come on stream. They could enable many of tomorrow’s elderly to reach 100 years of age in good physical and mental health, as actively contributing members of society. The scope of coverage in this volume provides a comprehensive and unrivaled review of historical, cultural, demographic, ethnic, socio-economic, political, and other aspects of personalized medicine. It shows that reaping the benefits of this kind of medical care requires careful regulations in healthcare and skilful political planning.


cost-effective personalised medicine economical aspects healthcare predictive diagnosis targeted prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Costigliola
    • 1
  1. 1.BruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4601-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4602-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3495
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-3509
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