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Health Care Dilemma, The : A Comparison Of Health Care Systems In Three European Countries And The Us - Elizabeth G. Armstrong

Health Care Dilemma, The

A Comparison Of Health Care Systems In Three European Countries And The Us

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In an age of spiraling costs, it is no surprise that health care policy and health care systems are now among the most hotly debated and controversial topics in many countries of the world today. The issue is literally one of life-and-death, and affects millions across the globe as they struggle to answer the question of who pays for their health care.This book explores the health care systems of Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and compares them with the system in the United States through 30 first-hand case reports by advanced medical students taking part in an international exchange program. It also describes how these health care systems have developed and how they differ - which are essential background reading for anyone making decisions on health care policy in these countries. The aim is to provide a resource for professors and students of public health policy, medicine, nursing, allied health professions, social sciences and other disciplines as they explore the social, political and cultural effects on health care and health care systems. The case studies are also interesting and provide ample food-for-thought for the general readership who are the end-users of health care and who are often able to influence public health policy.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Denmark: Socially Minded Welfare Policies and Universal Health Carep. 1
Danish and US Health Care Systems Comparedp. 3
Cases Written by US Students in Denmarkp. 25
A Foreigner with Tuberculosisp. 26
The Silent Killerp. 41
A Preemie in Denmarkp. 55
Experiencing 'hygge'p. 68
In the Same Boatp. 89
Like Father Like Sonp. 103
Toughing it Out with Back Painp. 114
Cases Written by Danish Students in the USp. 121
A Doctor as Patientp. 122
Health Care Contrast in New Yorkp. 128
Germany: Solidarity and Cradle to Grave Health Carep. 141
German and US Health Care Systems Comparedp. 143
Cases Written by US Students in Germanyp. 163
An Easter Surprisep. 164
Nie Krankp. 177
Frau Baumgartner and Herr Schneiderp. 188
For a Breath of Airp. 199
A Startling Diagnosisp. 206
A Ray of Hopep. 213
Herr Oscher and German Social Solidarityp. 225
The Amalgam Questionp. 229
A Life with DMp. 235
Cases Written by German Students in the USp. 247
One More Cruisep. 248
The Obesity Battlep. 259
The Poetry of Life and Breathp. 272
A Contrast in Carep. 285
Bluegrass Music and Back Painp. 293
Sweden: Liberal Political Climate and Comprehensive Health Carep. 301
Swedish and US Health Care Systems Comparedp. 303
Cases Written by US Students in Swedenp. 323
It's Lucky We Found Itp. 324
Taking it Easy in Landskronap. 332
An Up and Down Coursep. 340
The Kidney is Kingp. 346
Cases Written by Swedish Students in the USp. 355
Learning the Hard Wayp. 356
Living with HIVp. 364
For a Better Lifep. 372
The United States Health Care Systemp. 381
The US Health Care Systemp. 383
Referencesp. 409
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9789814313964
ISBN-10: 9814313963
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 11th March 2011
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79