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The state and healthcare : comparing OECD countries, Heinz Rothgang ... [et al.]

Label
The state and healthcare : comparing OECD countries
Title
The state and healthcare
Title remainder
comparing OECD countries
Statement of responsibility
Heinz Rothgang ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since the 1970s the state has witnessed significant challenges to its control over social policy institutions in the arena of health care. Examining these changes in comparative perspective, this volume provides a quantitative overview of financing, regulation and service provision for 21 OECD countries, with an in-depth qualitative analysis of three cases -- the US, UK and Germany. The book argues that healthcare systems are converging towards mixed regimes and that this marks a new era in welfare state history"--
  • The economic crises of the 1970s marked the end of the 'Golden Age' of the welfare state and triggered a broad range of cost containment measures in OECD countries. In the healthcare sector, cost containment is difficult to execute as the legitimacy of healthcare systems is based on their ability to provide satisfactory healthcare. Hence, reforms have gone beyond mere retrenchment and the divergent healthcare systems of the heydays of the welfare state, which were characterized by the distinct role of the state in financing, providing and regulating healthcare, have now changed profoundly. Combining cross-sectional studies on healthcare financing and provision with in-depth country studies of Britain, Germany and the United States, this volume argues that divergent healthcare system types are now converging toward hybrids forms
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA412
LC item number
.S73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transformations of the state
Label
The state and healthcare : comparing OECD countries, Heinz Rothgang ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
"CRC 597."--T.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-274) and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION -- Goals, methodology, state of the art -- The conceptual framework -- PART TWO: A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF HEALTH CARE FINANCING AND SERVICE PROVISION IN THE OECD WORLD -- Health care financing -- Heatlh care service provision -- PART THREE: IN-DEPTH COUNTRY STUDIES -- Germany: A social insurance system sandwiched between growing competition and the shadow of hierarchy -- United Kingdom: The NHS - persistently strong state, increasingly strong market? -- United States: The coincidence of markets and hierarchies in a private health care system -- Changing values: Health policy in Germany, the UK and the US -- PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS -- The transformation of ideal types into mixed regimes
Control code
ocn696333603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 278 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230292345
Other physical details
ill
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479266
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.b25030000
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696333603
  • palgraveebk0230292348

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