Financing health services in the United States, Canada and Britain : Nuffield/Leverhulme Fellowship Report Public Deposited

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  • London
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  • King Edward's Hospital Fund for London
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  • 1985
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  • 223
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  • The aim of this study is to explore the effect of alternative methods of financing health services on health service performance - particularly performance with respect to efficiency and equity - in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. All countries face certain dilemmas in financing health services: health is seen as important but need is often related inversely to ability to pay; the incidence of disease is often highly uncertain for individuals and families; consumers are not able to judge very well what medical care they need or the quality of the medical care they have received. The study explores alternative ways of tackling these dilemmas by altering the way of funding services, the way of paying providers and the way of organising ownership of health care facilities.
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  • Pagination: vi, 223p.
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