Comparative Health Policy

Fourth edition

by Robert H. Blank and Viola Burau

About this book

Aimed at both students and practitioners, this wide-ranging text assesses the extent to which policy problems and responses in different countries have common causes or spring from specific national circumstances. It analyzes what lessons can be learned about public/private mixes, provision and funding frameworks, and acute and preventive services in a wide range of health systems - systematically comparing a wide range of countries. The fully revised fourth edition incorporates additional material on global health issues, and includes additional coverage of the role and functions of international organizations in relation to the provision and management of health care.