Health Reform explores the challenges facing health care provision in the advanced economies. The book exposes the limitations of market-led health reform and demonstrates the indispensable role of a vibrant public authority in the renewal of modern health care systems. Issues covered include:
* cost-containment and privatisation strategies in an international perspective
* the role of business and the private sector in setting the agenda for health care reform
* the restructuring of Anglo-Saxon health systems and the shift in state/market boundaries in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia
* the frontier of health care reform in terms of health and social cohesion
*the role of patient choice in health care reform.

chapter 1|22 pages

Health reform and market talk

part |2 pages

PART I Public-private conflicts in health policy

chapter 2|24 pages

Health reform

chapter 3|18 pages

The virus of consumerism

chapter 4|20 pages

Cost-containment and privatization:

part |2 pages

Part II Restructuring Anglo-Saxon health systems

chapter 6|22 pages

The public-private frontier

chapter 7|18 pages

The US, UK and Canada

part |2 pages

Part IV The political economy of health reform in Canada

chapter 13|16 pages

Squeezing the balloon

chapter 14|14 pages

The rage for reform

part |2 pages

Part V On the frontier of reform