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Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: Canada s Provinces in International Perspective (Paperback)

Edité par University of Toronto Press, Canada, 2014
ISBN 10: 1442609753 / ISBN 13: 9781442609754
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Titre : Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: ...

Éditeur : University of Toronto Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada.Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781442609754

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Synopsis : Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

Synopsis: Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care offers domestic and international perspectives on the management of ever growing health costs. The objective of the book is to get beyond the sterile debates of the past decade and to try to determine where Canada sits, and should sit, in terms of its health care cost curve, in comparison to other OECD countries. Leading experts from around the world and from a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds lay out the problems faced by policy-makers and provide international case studies from the UK, Norway, the United States, Australia, and Asia. Provincial experiences within Canada are explored in depth, and analyses of pan-Canadian issues such as pharmaceuticals and public-sector health spending address the question of the sustainability of health care in Canada.

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