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The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance

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Table of contents (39 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Healthcare Policy and Governance in International Perspective

      • Ellen Kuhlmann, Robert H. Blank, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Claus Wendt
      Pages 3-19
  3. Healthcare Policy and Global Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Healthcare Policy and Innovation

      • Richard B. Saltman
      Pages 23-36
    3. Global Healthcare Policy and the Austerity Agenda

      • Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté, Rylan H. Parker
      Pages 37-53
    4. Healthcare Policy and Finance

      • Claus Wendt
      Pages 54-68
    5. Maternity Care as a Global Health Policy Issue

      • Cecilia Benoit, Eugene Declercq, Susan F. Murray, Jane Sandall, Edwin van Teijlingen, Sirpa Wrede
      Pages 85-100
    6. Typologies of Healthcare Systems and Policies

      • Viola Burau, Robert H. Blank, Emmanuele Pavolini
      Pages 101-115
    7. Comparison of Healthcare Systems Performance

      • Irene Papanicolas, Jonathan Cylus
      Pages 116-132
  4. Health Policy Reform: Global Trends, Local Road Maps

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. Health Policy Reform in China

      • Vivian Lin, Hongwen Zhao
      Pages 135-153
    3. Health Policy in India: Some Critical Concerns

      • Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer
      Pages 154-170
    4. Health Policy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

      • Alex E. Asakitikpi
      Pages 188-203
    5. Health Policy Reform in South America

      • Ligia Giovanella, Mariana Faria
      Pages 204-221
    6. Health Policy Reform in North America

      • Antonia Maioni, Theodore R. Marmor
      Pages 222-237
    7. Health Policy in the European Union

      • Scott L. Greer, Margitta Mätzke
      Pages 254-269

About this book

Starting with more general issues of healthcare policy and governance in a global perspective and using the lens of national case studies of healthcare reform, this handbook addresses key themes in the debates over changing healthcare policy.

Reviews


“This handbook brings together examples from a range of countries along with analysis of differing approaches to healthcare policy and governance, illustrated by an array of differing case studies. The effect is to produce a comprehensive and thought-provoking analysis of the policy and social context within which healthcare is situated, that can be related to health systems across the globe. This is a high-quality text.” (Karen Willi, Australian Catholic University, Australia)

“This Handbook arrives at a moment of intense search for ways to improve the performance of health systems worldwide, expressed mainly in the pursuit of universal health coverage. [It] offers a critical, multidisciplinary, and geographically pluralistic perspective on contemporary healthcare policy and governance issues, which will prove invaluable not only to students of the health sciences but also to health policy researchers and decision-makers around the world.” (Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health, USA)

“A monumental book covering all areas of health policy, which should be a source of reference for all researchers and policy-makers.” (Naoki Ikegami, Professor and Chair, School of Medicine, Keio University, Japan)

“The globalization of health research has not only laid bare the vast inequities in the health and well being of the world's citizens, it has also given us the opportunity to understand how local, national and international forces interact to create those inequities. In this impressive volume, Kuhlmann and her colleagues have used that opportunity to collect the latest and best comparative research on health policy and governance in a way that is immediately accessible and useful for all who wish to address the harm caused by the unfair distribution of resources that promote health.” (Raymond De Vries, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, USA)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

    Ellen Kuhlmann

  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Robert H. Blank

  • Institute of Population Health and the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada

    Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

  • University of Siegen, Germany

    Claus Wendt

About the editors

Avni Amin, World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland Ellen Annandale, University of York, United Kingdom Alex E. Asakitikpi, Monash University, South Africa Hurriyet Babacan, University of New England, Australia Elyas Bakhtiari, Boston University, USA Ronald Batenburg, Utrecht University, the Netherlands Cecilia Benoit, University of Victoria, Canada. Olivia Biermann, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden James Warner Björkman, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands Robert H. Blank, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, University of Ottawa, Canada James Buchan, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland Viola Burau, Aarhus University, Denmark Joan Busfield, University of Essex, United Kingdom Alena Buyx, Kiel University, Germany Shou-Hsia Cheng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Wendy L. Currie, Audencia, School of Management, France Jonathan Cylus, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom Eugene Declercq, Boston University School of Public Health, USA Jean-Louis Denis, École Nationale d'Administration Publique, Montréal, Canada Antonio Durán, Andalusian School of Public Health, Spain Gilles Dussault, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal Mariana Faria, South American Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS), Brazil Alex Faulkner, University of Sussex, UK Claudia García-Moreno, World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland Robin Gauld, University of Otago, New Zealand Ligia Giovanella, National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Ensp/Fiocruz), Brazil Narayan Gopalkrishnan, James Cook University, Australia Bradford H. Gray, the Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA Peter P. Groenewegen, Utrecht University, Netherlands Kathy Hartley, University of Salford, UK Aditi Iyer, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India Ian Kirkpatrick, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom Eszter Kismödi, International Human Rights Lawyer, Switzerland Ellen Kuhlmann, TU University Dortmund, Germany Ronald Labonté, University of Ottawa, Canada Christa Larsen, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany Vivian Lin, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia Antonia Maioni, McGill University in Montreal, Canada Theodore R. Marmor, Yale University, USA Elize Massard da Fonseca, Business Administration School of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP-FGV), Brazil Margitta Mätzke, University of Linz, Austria Ruth McDonald, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom Susan F. Murray, King's College London, United Kingdom Sigrun Olafsdottir, Boston University, USA Irene Papanicolas, London School of Economics, United Kingdom Rylan H. Parker, University of Ottawa, Canada Emmanuele Pavolini, Macerata University, Italy Barbara Prainsack, King's College London, United Kingdom Bernd Rechel, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Marc J. Roberts, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Arne Ruckert, University of Ottawa, Canada Mike Saks, University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom Richard B. Saltman, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, USA Jane Sandall, King's College, London, UK Jonathan M. Seddon, Audencia, School of Management, France Gita Sen, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Hildegard Theobald, University of Vechta, Germany Göran Tomson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Nicolette van Gestel, Tilburg University, Netherlands Ewout van Ginneken, Berlin University of Technology, Germany Edwin van Teijlingen, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom A. Venkat Raman, University of Delhi, India Gianluca Veronesi, University of Leeds, United Kingdom Andrew Webster, University of York, United Kingdom Claus Wendt, Siegen University, Germany Sirpa Wrede, University of Helsinki, Finland Hongwen Zhao, World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland

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