Healthcare Systems : Future Predictions for Global Care Hardback
Edited by Jeffrey (Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, Austr Braithwaite, Russell (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK) Mannion, Yukihiro (The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tokyo, Japan) Matsuyama, Paul G. (VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA, USA) Shekelle, Stuart (School of Public Health and Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of C Whittaker, Samir (College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman) Al-Adawi
In this book, we invited 146 authors with expertise in health policy, systems design, management, research, or practice, from each of the countries included, to consider health reforms or systems improvements in their country or region.
The resulting case studies, of 52 individual countries and five regional groupings, cover 152 countries or territories, or three-quarters of the world's nations.
Each chapter author was asked to think 5-15 years into the future and make a prediction on how their health system could be strengthened as a result of the successful unfolding of their case study. The types of projects our authors have chosen to explicate into the future are wide-ranging.
They vary from e-consultation services in Estonia, achieving universal health coverage in Argentina and Mexico, reforming long-term care in the Netherlands, reassessing care for the aging population and the frail elderly in Australia, streamlining the health system through Lean Thinking in Nigeria, using regulation to improve care in South Africa, developing a new accreditation model in Turkey, through to a critique of physician specialization in Russia and applying IT initiatives to improve care in China, Lebanon, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Wales.
Chapter writers recognized that the improvement work they were doing was part of a moving target.
There was general agreement that the effective use of limited resources and overcoming hurdles and constraints were crucial to enhancing health systems in order to deliver better care over the medium term.
While some initiatives required considerable funding, many were relatively inexpensive.
These case studies demonstrate ways in which fruitful application of partnerships and creativity can make considerable gains in strengthening healthcare delivery systems.
FeaturesThe third book in a series on international health reform Involves 146 contributing authors, five regional editors, a series editor and a highly skilled support team to explore sustainable improvement in health systems in the future Encompasses a time horizon of the next 5-15 years Covers 152 countries or territories, with 52 individual countries and an analysis of five regional groupings comprising 100 countries
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 536 pages, 35 Tables, black and white; 107 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/05/2018
- Category: Quality Assurance (QA) & Total Quality Management (TQM)
- ISBN: 9781138052604