Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Paperback | December 24, 2011

EditorRichard D. Smith, Kara Hanson

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Health systems in low- and middle-income countries: an economic and policy perspective outlines the key aspects and issues concerning health systems of low- and middle-income countries, recognising the current global context within which these systems operate and the dynamics of this context.It brings together a set of renowned authors to tackle the issues that face population health and health care in the twenty-first century. The focus is predominantly low- and middle-income countries, with a distinct meeting of economic and policy perspectives, and grounding analysis of key issues within the broader international context. The book therefore provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of health systems, with a verydifferent and unique 'flavour' in the field. It should have wide appeal to those engaged in health and health care, including health professionals, researchers and students, as well as those outside traditional health professions but with increasing interest within health issues, such as tradepolicy makers, researchers and students.

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Health systems in low- and middle-income countries: an economic and policy perspective outlines the key aspects and issues concerning health systems of low- and middle-income countries, recognising the current global context within which these systems operate and the dynamics of this context.It brings together a set of renowned authors...

Richard D. Smith has been a Health Economist for some 20 years, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in economics at the University of York. He is also an Honorary Professor of Health Economics at the Universities of Hong Kong and East Anglia, and is an Associate Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chath...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199566761

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Section 1: The 'health system'1. Richard Smith and Kara Hanson: What is a 'health system'?2. Health systems and institutionsSection 2: The 'health sector': financing, purchasing, provision and performance3. Ellen Nolte and Martin McKee: Measuring and evaluating performance4. Di McIntyre and Joe Kutzin: Revenue collection and pooling arrangements in financing5. Kara Hanson: Delivering health services: incentives and information in supply-side innovations6. Barbara McPake: Human resources and the health sector7. Prashant Yadav, Richard Smith and Kara Hanson: Pharmaceuticals and the health sectorSection 3: Health and systems in the wider context8. Richard Smith: The health system and international trade9. Anna Vassall and Melisa Martinez Alvarez: The health system and external financing10. Rene Loewenson and Lucy Gilson: The health system and wider social determinants of health11. Richard Smith: The health system and global changesSection 4: The future of health systems12. Richard Smith and Kara Hanson: Global health diplomacy: the 'missing pillar' of health system strengthening