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Health Care and Its Financing in the Single European Market : Biomedical and Health Research - Reiner Leidl

Health Care and Its Financing in the Single European Market

Biomedical and Health Research

By: Reiner Leidl (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1997
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Health care and its financing will not be harmonized within the European Union (EU). Therefore, the differences between the health systems of the member-states in a Single European Market are gaining in relevance. The process of economic integration also effects health. This book integrates economics, law, social, political and health sciences in the analysis of health care issues in the EU. It covers the development of health systems and policy in the community, the markets for pharmaceuticals and for medical devices, EU-trends in hospital financing, issues in the comparison of financing systems, especially in the field of private expenditures, reforms of health care financing in social security systems and national health services in the EU and cross-border health care between EU member-states. The results feature an up-to date overview on the European dimension of health care and its financing. The book is relevant to experts in health care organizations, policy, industry and research.

Preface
Contributors
Introductionp. 1
European Community Harmonization and Spillovers into Health Regulationp. 13
European Integration, Economic Growth, and Health Care Expenditurep. 38
Health Care Financing in European Union Member States. An Initial Perspective Based on Recent OECD Work on Overall Social Trendsp. 59
A Microeconomic Characterization of European Health Care Systemsp. 72
Pharmaceutical Pricing, Financing and Cost Containment in the European Union Member Statesp. 85
Regulating and Financing Medical Devices in the European Unionp. 116
Diffusion of High-Cost Medical Devices: Regulations in Four European Union Member Statesp. 150
Hospital Financing in Selected Member States of the European Unionp. 167
Comparing Cost-Sharing in European Union Member States: A System-Oriented Frameworkp. 183
Cost-Sharing and Health Funding in Selected European Union Member Statesp. 212
Health-Insurance Reforms in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: A Comparative Analysisp. 230
Choices in Health Care in Italy and the Netherlands: I. Economic and Financial Dimensionsp. 254
Choices in Health Care in Italy and the Netherlands: II. Legal Dimensionsp. 265
Cross-Border Care between Swiss Cantons: A Testing Lab for the Single European Marketp. 285
Implementing a Policy for Cross-Border Use of Health Care: A Case Study of Frontier Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Usep. 306
Cross-Border Health Care in Greece: A Macro- and Micro-Analysis of Pre-Authorised Carep. 312
Access to Health Care and Health Services in the European Union: Regulation 1408/71 and the E111 Processp. 324
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ISBN: 9789051993592
ISBN-10: 9051993595
Series: Biomedical and Health Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1