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International profiles of health care systems 2011: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland,Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden,Switzerland, and the United States

Thomson, Sarah and Osborn, Robin and Squires, David and Reed, Sarah Jane (ed.) (2011) International profiles of health care systems 2011: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland,Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden,Switzerland, and the United States. New York, The Commonwealth Fund.

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Abstract

This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization, quality of care, health disparities, efficiency and integration, use of health information technology, use of evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition, summary tables provide data on a number of key health system characteristics and performance indicators, including overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, health care access, patient safety, care coordination, chronic care management, disease prevention, capacity for quality improvement, and public views.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Commonwealth Fund
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 13:46
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 09:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50562

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