In Search of the Perfect Health System

In Search of the Perfect Health System

By: Mark Britnell (author)Paperback

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Have you ever imagined what a truly great health system could look like? In Search of the Perfect Health System provides the answers. Over the past six years, Mark Britnell has worked in 60 countries - covering eight-tenths of the world's GDP - with hundreds of government, public and private healthcare organisations. He has circumnavigated the planet 70 times over and offers unique perspectives on countries and the tectonic global forces at play. Mark infuses his writing with his own humanity and personal struggle with cancer and has all the heart and passion of a healthcare professional combined with the head of a person who leads a successful global health practice. As we all have busy lives, each essay and chapter can be read in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. It's quite possible to read this book in a day and gain a truly global health perspective.

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Mark Britnell is Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG in the UK and leads their Global Center of Excellence. Mark masterminded the largest single new hospital building in the history of the NHS and helped develop the NHS Plan - a ten year plan for investment and reform. He speaks and writes regularly on international health affairs and the NHS and has consistently been voted one of the most influential people in the industry.


1. The Perfect Health System Country profiles Part 1: Asia and Australia 2. Japan - Live long and prosper 3. South Korea - National pride and global ambition 4. China - Communist chimera? 5. Hong Kong - Demography, democracy and destiny 6. Malaysia - Reform some time, soon? 7. Singapore - Wealth and health 8. Indonesia - Largest single payer in the world 9. Australia - Advance Australia Fair 10. India - One country, two worlds Part 2: Middle East and Africa 11 Qatar - Build and they will come 12 Israel - The best kept secret in global health? 13 South Africa - No more false dawns Part 3: Europe 14. Russia - A distressed and distressing system 15. The Nordics - Decentralised welfare utopia? 16. The Netherlands - Competition and social solidarity 17. Germany - Doctor knows best 18. Switzerland - You get what you pay for 19. Italy - No longer 'la dolce vita' 20. Portugal - The price of austerity 21. France - Neither Beveridge nor Bismarck but the Republic 22. England - The NHS. In place of fear Part 4: The Americas 23 Canada - At the crossroads 24 The US - Let's face the music and dance 25 Mexico - Unfinished business 26 Brazil - Order and progress? Part 5: Global Challenges 27. Universal Healthcare - Triumph of political will 28. Same Problem, Different Country - The paradox of change 29. Clinical Quality - The more I know, the less I sleep 30. Value Walks - There is no healthcare without the workforce 31. Patients As Partners - Renewable energy 32. Climate Change and Sustainability - Our dirty little secret 33. Ageing - Every cloud has a silver lining Part 6: Conclusion 34 Conclusion - We wouldn't start from here Key Statistics at a Glance

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137496614
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781137496614
  • weight: 360
  • ISBN10: 1137496614

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