International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2014: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States

Paul Dugdale, Judith Healy, Sara Allin, David Rudoler, Krasten Vrangbaek, Ruth Thorlby, Sandeepa Arora, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Miriam Blumel, Reinhard Busse, Andrea Donatini, Ryozo Matsuda, Joost Wammes, Patrick Jeurissen, Gert Westert, Robin Gauld

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    Abstract

    This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition, summary tables provide data on a number of key health system characteristics and performance indicators, including overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, health care access, patient safety, care coordination, chronic care management, disease prevention, capacity for quality improvement, and public views.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyCommonwealth Fund
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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