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Comparing Health Systems

By Ian Greener

Published

Oct 8, 2021

Page count

186 pages

ISBN

978-1447356929

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 8, 2021

Page count

186 pages

ISBN

978-1447356950

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 8, 2021

Page count

186 pages

ISBN

978-1447356950

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Comparing Health Systems

Health services are among the most expensive and complex areas of social policy.

Using qualitative comparative analysis to explore 11 developed countries’ health services, this volume considers the links between a range of different outcome measures and levels of funding, social determinants and different types of health expenditures. It also reflects on how those systems responded to the first wave of COVID-19.

This ambitious text identifies which underpinning factors are associated with the strongest outcomes, providing a rigorous account of health systems and health policies in the context of their wider economies and societies.

"A major contribution to the study of healthcare systems. I highly recommended this book to researchers and students of comparative health policy." Martin Powell, University of Birmingham

Ian Greener is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde and Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide.

1. Introduction

2. Social determinants

3. Healthcare funding

4. Spending on health

5. COVID-19

6. Comparing health systems

7. Conclusion

Appendix: Method and data