Sustainable Health Care Systems: An International Study

Prowle, Malcolm J. and Harradine, Don (2015) Sustainable Health Care Systems: An International Study. American Journal of Medical Research, 2 (2). pp. 188-210. ISSN 2334-4814

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Abstract

In many countries, the operation of the healthcare system is an important political issue and any changes to healthcare provision are often fiercely resisted by many stakeholders and can prove difficult to implement. Such changes to the organization and/or financing of healthcare may be necessitated by factors such as the continuing increase in service demands, the development of new medical science advances and the impact of financial and economic austerity across the globe. This paper considers how well the existing healthcare systems in eleven countries and across several continents are coping with various challenges, and looks at potential best practices. The general conclusion is that many such healthcare systems are unsustainable in the longer term and are in urgent need of reform.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health; Systems; Sustainability; Austerity; Financing
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 23:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2969

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