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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

Paperback Published: 30th May 2011
ISBN: 9789814313971
Number Of Pages: 443

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The Health Care Dilemma should be of interest to local and international health care constituencies, including leaders of health care delivery networks, academic professionals, students, and government and ministerial authorities globally with interest in health care systems and policy development.

The patient ease studies collected in this book provide first-hand accounts of health care delivery in multiple settings in a variety of national and local systems. These accounts, focusing on real experiences and real patients, transcend the rhetoric of political debate about health care delivery. The cases offer lessons for how we might draw on the virtues of other health care systems, understand strengths and shortcomings in our current system, and work toward potential improvements.

All royalties derived from the sale of this book ore contributed to the Harvard Mocy Institute in support of the worldwide community of health care professionals innovating through education.

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: 9789814313971
ISBN-10: 9814313971
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 443
Published: 30th May 2011
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.68