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Health Policy Reform in China: A Comparative Perspective

by Jiwei Qian & Åke Blomqvist

Most of the existing literature on health system reform in China deals with only one part of the reform process (for example, financing reform in rural areas, or the new system of purchasing pharmaceuticals),...


Medical Technology in Japan: The Politics of Regulation

by Christa Altenstetter

Compared to its American and European counterparts, Japan lags in adopting innovative medical devices and making new treatments and procedures available to its patients. Christa Altenstetter examines the...


Health Spending in Japan : Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options

by Masahiro Nozaki & Kenichiro Kashiwase

Health spending has risen rapidly in Japan. We find two-thirds of the spending increase over 1990–2011 resulted from ageing, and the rest from excess cost growth. The spending level will rise further: ageing...


Maternal Transition: The Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth in North-South Comparative Perspective: A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbir

by Candace Johnson

What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women's preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman...


Moving Toward Universal Coverage of Social Health Insurance in Vietnam: Assessment and Options

by Aparnaa Somanathan & Ajay Tandon

Over the past two decades Vietnam has made enormous progress towards achieving universal coverage (UC) for its population. Significant challenges remain, however, in terms of improving equity with continuing...


Analyzing Markets for Health Workers: Insights from Labor and Health Economics

by Barbara McPake & Anthony Scott

This publication is part of the Bank's multiyear program to enhance its knowledge of HRH policies. The program's ultimate objective is to strengthen knowledge and capacity to collect evidence, analyze, and evaluate...


The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care

by Jack Cochran & Charles C. Kenney

Calming fears, alleviating suffering, enhancing and saving lives—this is what motivates doctors virtually every single day. When the structure and culture in which physicians work are well aligned, being a...


Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care ACT Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Ine

by Ezekiel Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health...


The Economics of Social Capital and Health: A Conceptual and Empirical Roadmap

by Sherman Folland & Lorenzo Rocco

This book defines the field of social capital and health. Over the last two decades, there has been a recognition of the importance of social capital (usually defined as ties in the community, attachment to...


The Bahamas: Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Obamacare: What's in It for Me?: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act

by Wendell Potter

On January 1, 2014, the most important consumer protections in ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) go into effect. With both supporters and opponents of the law debating its merits and its controversial rollout,...


Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour: From Health Beliefs to Self-Regulation

by Charles Abraham, Paul Norman & Mark Conner

The identification of the factors predicting health behaviour has become a major focus of research in the field of health psychology and related disciplines. This awareness not only increases our understanding...


Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors

by Damien de Walque

Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly...


Private Health Sector Assessment in Tanzania

by James White & Barbara O'Hanlon

Mainland Tanzania exemplifies the developing world's struggle to achieve middle-income status while confronting widespread poverty and substantial health challenges. Tanzania's struggle with HIV/AIDS, reproductive...


Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System: (Even If the Answers Make You Sick)

by Charles E. Phelps

Charles E. Phelps provides a comprehensive look at our health care system, including how the current system evolved, how the health care sector behaves, and a detailed analysis of "the good, the bad, and the...


Entitlement Spending: Our Coming Fiscal Tsunami

by David Koitz

David Koitz clarifies misconceptions and presents the facts on the impending fiscal crisis driven by spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Although these programs are idolized as pillars of the...


In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas

In Excellent Health offers an alternative view of the much maligned state of health care in America, using facts and peer-reviewed data to challenge the statistics often cited as evidence that medical care in...


Reforming America's Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of Obamacare

by Scott W. Atlas

Health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and alternatives that should still be considered. The contributors...


Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: 5 Steps to a Better Health Care System, Second Edition

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard & Daniel P. Kessler

In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid....


Health Reform Without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

by Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides...