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Author: Adam Wagstaff
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: system, health, rural, china, reforming
Number of Pages: 276
Published: 2009-07
ISBN-10: 0821379828
ISBN-13: 9780821379820

'Reforming China's Rural Health System' examines the performance and workings of China's rural health system leading up to the reforms of the 2000s, outlines the reforms, and presents some early evidence on their impacts. The authors outline ideas for building on these reforms to further strengthen China's rural health system, covering health financing and health insurance, service delivery, and public health. The authors conclude by using the experiences of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries to gaze into China's future, asking not only what China's health sys

Author: Dan Chisholm
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: mental, health, system, aspects, economic, dalys, decisions, dollars
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9241563338
ISBN-13: 9789241563338

The widening recognition of mental health as a significant international public health issue has led to an increasing need to demonstrate that investment of resources into service development is both required and also worthwhile. In particular there is a need to generate evidence on mental health care strategies that are not only effective and appropriate but are also cost-effective and sustainable. Aimed at health policy-makers and service researchers with an interest in strengthening mental health systems, this publication sets out to highlight the need for and relevance of an economic dimen

Author: Jeffrey Levi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: state, health, spent, key, facts, dollars, federal, america, shortchanging, public
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437915957
ISBN-13: 9781437915952

The nationżs public health system is responsible for improving the health of Americans. However, the public health system has been chronically underfunded in the U.S. This report examines how much the federal government spends to try to keep the country well. A state-by-state review of FY 2008 spending reveals that federal funding (through the CDC) for public health varies, often significantly, with a per capital low of $12.74 to a per capita of $52.78. The national average is $17.60 per person, a fraction of what is spent on health care costs. The report also examines state funding for publi

Author: Erio Ziglio
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
Keywords: poverty, confront, systems, health
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9289013699
ISBN-13: 9789289013697

Health care systems across the WHO European Region have done and are doing much to tackle the complex and daunting problem of poverty and health. This book describes 12 initiatives already undertaken in 10 WHO member states. It documents WHO's preliminary findings on how health care systems can help to alleviate poverty, and reaches three main conclusions: health care systems can indeed take effective action to improve the health of the poor; sometimes health care systems can actually represent an additional barrier for the poor and there is an urgent need for more knowledge, training and capa

Author: Brian Nolan
Publisher: ESRI
Keywords: health, gain, social, services, provision, inequalities
Number of Pages: 206
Published: 2007-06
ISBN-10: 0707002540
ISBN-13: 9780707002545

Author: Martha J. Garrett
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, professionals, futures, handbook
Number of Pages: 338
Published: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 9241545216
ISBN-13: 9789241545211

Author: OECD Publishing
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: policy, settings, efficiency, systems, care, health
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2010-12-01
ISBN-10: 926409489X
ISBN-13: 9789264094895

People in OECD countries are healthier than ever before, As shown by longer life expectancy and lower mortality for diseases such as cancer. At the same time, total spending on health care now absorbs over 9% of GDP on average in the OECD. Achieving value for money in the health care sector is an important objective in all OECD countries. The book takes an in-depth look at health care in OECD countries today. What is the status of people's health? How do we measure health outcomes? How do we assess the efficiency of health care systems? How are health policies and institutions linked with the
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