Trends in EU Health Care Systems (Hardback)Winfried de Gooijer (author)
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The nations of the EU have long led the world in universal health coverage. Recent economic developments have created problems ranging from inequities of care to growing numbers of uninsured - a progression analyzed by Win de Gooijer in Trends in EU Health Care Systems. His ideas may be startling, and the book is bound to be controversial. This is critical reading for health care managers and policymakers, politicians and insurors - anyone looking to Europe to understand this far-reaching evolution.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 2030 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
"This 12-chapter volume discusses the history, development, and future directions of the EU health care systems. The author describes how health care, economics, and politics are intertwined in society. The influence of 2 extremes, private initiative and commanding government, is reviewed. Movements of societies between these extremes and their consequences are described. The foundation of the EU health care systems, namely solidarity in access to health care, is now at risk because of movement to an exclusive free market model. Ideas about building a strong economy within the EU while taking care of the needy, including solidarity in health care, are discussed.
This important, timely, and well-referenced text clearly points out the consequences of free market economics vs. economics overseen by commanding governments and their effects on health care systems."
Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler, MD, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
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