Health-Care Systems [electronic resource] : Lessons from the Reform Experience / Elizabeth Docteur and Howard Oxley.
- Paris : OECD Publishing, 2003.
- OECD Health Working Papers 18152015 ; no.9.
OECD Health Working Papers 18152015 ; no.9
- Government document
1 online resource (98 pages)
- Social Issues/Migration/Health.
- This study presents a broad overview of health-system reforms in OECD countries over the past several decades. Reforms are assessed according to their impact on the following policy goals: ensuring access to needed health-care services; improving the quality of health care and its outcomes; allocating an "appropriate" level of pubic sector and economy-wide resources to health care (macroeconomic efficiency); and ensuring that services are provided in a cost-efficient and cost-effective manner (microeconomic efficiency).While nearly all OECD countries have achieved universal coverage of health-care risks, initiatives to address persistent disparities in access are now being undertaken in a number of countries. In light of new evidence of serious problems with health-care quality, many countries have recently introduced reforms intended to improve this, but it is too soon to generalise as to the relative effects of alternative approaches. A variety of instruments aimed at ...This paper is also published under OECD Economics Department Working Papers Series.
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- Oxley, Howard.
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