Comparative Health Policy (4th Revised edition)

Comparative Health Policy (4th Revised edition)

By: Robert H. Blank (author), Viola Burau (author)Paperback

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A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of health systems. The fully revised fourth edition incorporates additional material on global health issues and expanded coverage of the role and functions of international organizations in relation to the provision and management of health care.

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Robert H. Blank is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a Research Scholar at New College in Florida, USA. He has published over thirty books in health and biomedical policy. Viola Burau is Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Public Health and Quality Improvement. She has written on a range of topics, including the policies and politics of welfare services, issues of governance especially professions in the welfare state and methods of cross-country comparison.


1. Comparative Health Policy: An Introduction 2. The Context of Health Care 3. Funding, Provision and Governance 4. Setting Priorities and Allocating Resources 5. The Medical Profession 6. Beyond the Hospital: Care in the Home 7. Public Health 8. Understanding Health Policy Comparatively

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137023568
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781137023568
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 1137023562
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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