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Health Care Systems in Japan and the United States

A Simulation Study and Policy Analysis

  • Ryuzo Sato
  • Elias Grivoyannis
  • Barbara Byrne
  • Chengping Lian

Part of the Research Monographs in Japan-U.S. Business & Economics book series (JUSB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 7-13
  4. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 15-25
  5. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 27-30
  6. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 31-39
  7. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 41-51
  8. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 53-60
  9. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 61-81
  10. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 83-100
  11. Ryuzo Sato, Elias Grivoyannis, Barbara Byrne, Chengping Lian
    Pages 101-105
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 107-150

About this book

Introduction

The health care sector has become a major component of the contemporary econo­ mies of Japan and the United States. It absorbs significant proportions of the GDP in both countries and places increasing stress on private, government and corporate budgets. As their income rises, the citizens ofJapan and the United States choose to allocate increasing portions of it on health care services because ofthe direct contri­ bution of health care services to prolonged life expectancy, reduced morbidity, or other indicators of improved health and well-being. The health care sector is a ma­ jor source ofemployment and affects the lives of all citizens. Adequate health care services are expected to have an important contribution to the quality of human life in any society. With so much at stake, arrangements for planning, financing, and operating health care service systems have increasingly come to be regarded as im­ portant economic and political issues. The political importance of health care is evidenced by the health care reform proposals of the Clinton administration in the United States and the deep involve­ ment of the government in the medical care security system in Japan. As policy­ makers in both countries look ahead to the coming decades, they realize that the imperatives of economic restructuring, globalization, and their rapidly aging socie­ ties will affect the way in which health care is organized, delivered, and financed.

Keywords

Financing Japan health health care rating

Authors and affiliations

  • Ryuzo Sato
    • 1
  • Elias Grivoyannis
    • 2
  • Barbara Byrne
    • 1
  • Chengping Lian
    • 3
  1. 1.New York UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at GreensboroUSA
  3. 3.Shanghai Institute of Economic DevelopmentChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6181-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7833-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6181-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7568
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