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National Health Systems of the World : Volume 2: The Issues - Milton I. Roemer

National Health Systems of the World

Volume 2: The Issues

Hardcover Published: 14th January 1993
ISBN: 9780195078459
Number Of Pages: 368

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This is the companion to the comprehensive review of national health systems presented in Volume I. In that volume, the author analyzed the resources, organization, financing, management, and delivery of health services in 68 countries at diverse levels of economic development and political ideology. In Volume II, the principal issues in health systems across countries are carefully examined. These issues are categorized according to the several components by which national health systems may be analyzed. In the general field of health resources, Roemer discusses physicians and traditional healers, nurses, pharmacists, auxiliary health personnel, the background and distribution of hospitals and health centers, and the production and consumption of drugs.
The sections of this important work elucidate the various issues surrounding the world's health systems. The scope and functions of Ministries of Health and social security programs for health care in different types of health systems are reviewed. The book recognizes the contributions of voluntary health agencies, as well as the characteristics of major services in the private sector of national economies. The serious implications of private profit in health systems and the benefits and difficulties of private/public sector relationships are also examined.
This authoritative volume presents a global analyzation of economic and management support for national health systems including a discussion of world-wide expenditures according to the source of financing and the purposes for which money is spent. Special attention is also given to experiences in the delivery of health service including ambulatory and primary care, and equivalent analyses are made of world-wide delivery of hospital services, regionalization, and long-term care.
Volume II concludes with a review of international health activities from the 19th century International Sanitary Conferences up to the present era of the World Health Organization. This critical work probes the political factors involved in this evolution. The last chapter summarizes major social trends in society, along with major trends in the health system components: resources, programs, economic support, management, and delivery of services.

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"This publication will provide a valuable reference to anyone interested in cross-national comparisons in health care activities."--Biological Abstracts/RRM® "Provides an encyclopedic overview of the main issues confronted by national health systems around the world....The book's great strength arises from its descriptive presentation of `facts and ideas'....Represents a formidable accomplishment; Roemer has labored long in the field of health systems research around the world and deserves a note of thanks for this achievement." --American Journal of Preventive Medicine

PART I: Resources 1: Physicians and Healers 2: Nurses, Pharmacists, and Other Personnel 3: Health Facilities 4: Health Commodities and Knowledge PART II: Programs 5: Governmental Health Agencies 6: Social Security for Medical Care 7: Voluntary Health Agencies 8: Private Sector Health Care PART III: Economic Support Management 9: Economic Support of Health Systems 10: Health Planning and Administration 11: Health Regulation and Legislation PART IV: Health Services Delivery 12: Ambulatory and Primary Health Care 13: Hospital Services 14: Special Purpose Health Programs PART V: World Perspective 15: International Health Activities 16: World Trends in Health Systems

ISBN: 9780195078459
ISBN-10: 0195078454
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 18.95  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.88

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