The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance by E. KuhlmannThe Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance by E. Kuhlmann

The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance

EditorE. Kuhlmann, R. Blank, I. Bourgeault

Hardcover | March 10, 2015

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Healthcare policy is one of contemporary society's most dynamic policy arenas. Heightened pressures such as the global economic crisis, demographic changes, and inequity have increased interest in international, transnational, and global health policy. Yet, new concepts of healthcare may create diverse and contradictory results around the world that call for careful empirical investigation and for a systematic approach that brings the complexity of governing healthcare into perspective.
This international handbook addresses key themes in the debates over changing healthcare policy. This includes health human resources planning; major concepts of management and leadership in healthcare; traditional and emergent areas of governance; and the challenges of equity and equality in the development, provision of, and access to healthcare services for diverse groups of citizens. With a focus on connections, including global and local perspectives, and macro-and micro-level policy using a multi-level governance approach, this handbook provides nuanced research that illuminates the intricate issues in global healthcare policy and governance.
Ellen Kuhlmann is Guest Researcher at Karolinska Institutet Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, and Interim Professor, TU University Dortmund, Germany.   Robert H. Blank is Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published numerous articles and over forty books in biomedical and health po...
Title:The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:720 pagesPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Healthcare Policy and Governance in Internal Perspective; Ellen Kuhlmann, Robert H. Blank, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, and Claus Wendt
2. Healthcare Policy and Innovation; Richard B. Saltman
3. Global Healthcare Policy and the Austerity Agenda; Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté and Rylan H. Parker
4. Healthcare Policy and Finance; Claus Wendt
5. Primary Healthcare as a Global Concept; Robin Gauld
6. Maternity Care as a Global Health Policy Issue; Cecilia Benoit, Eugene Declercq, Susan F. Murray, Jane Sandall, Edwin van Teijlingen and Sirpa Wrede
7. Typologies of Healthcare Systems and Policies; Viola Burau, Robert H. Blank and Emmanuele Pavolini
8. Comparison of Healthcare Systems Performance; Irene Papanicolas and Jonathan Cylus
9 Health policy reform in China
Vivian Lin and Hongwen Zhao
10. Health Policy Reform in India: Some Critical Concerns; Gita Sen and Aditi Iyer
11. Health Policy Reform in Low-income and Lower Middle-income Countries in Southeast Asia; Göran Tomson and Olivia Biermann
12 . Health Policy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa; Alex E. Asakitikpi
13. Health Policy Reform in South America; Ligia Giovanella and Mariana Faria
14 . Health Policy Reform in North America; Antonia Maioni and Theodore R. Marmor
15. Health Policy Reform in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union; Bernd Rechel
16. Health Policy in the European Union; Scott L. Greer and Margitta Mätzke
17. Bringing the Health Workforce Challenge to the Policy Agenda; Gilles Dussault
18. Health Human Resources Policy in Europe; Ellen Kuhlmann, Peter P. Groenewegen, Ronald Batenburg and Christa Larsen
19. Deploying and Managing Health Human Resources; Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
20 . Clinical Management and Professionalism; Ian Kirkpatrick, Kathy Hartley, Ellen Kuhlmann and Gianluca Veronesi
21 . Health Worker Migration in Context; James Buchan
22. Mixed Governance and Finance in East Asian Healthcare Systems; Robert H. Blank and Shou-Hsia Cheng
23. Public-private Partnerships in Healthcare; A. Venkat Raman and James Warner Björkman
24. Financial Incentives and the Governance of Performance; Ruth McDonald
25. Dezentralization and Health System Governance; Scott L. Greer and Elize Massard da Fonseca
26. Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare Governance; Jean-Louis Denis and Nicolette van Gestel
27. Governing Public Hospitals; Antonio Durán and Richard B. Saltman
28. Long-term Care Policies; Emmanuele Pavolini and Hildegard Theobald
29. Mental Health Policy and Governance; Joan Busfield
30. Health Policy and Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Mike Saks
31. Governing Regenerative Medicine; Andrew Webster and Alex Faulkner
32. E-health Policy and Benchmarking in the European Union; Wendy L. Currie and Jonathan J. M. Seddon
33. Equity in Health Reform; Marc J. Roberts
34. Citizenship and Healthcare Policy; Sigrun Olafsdottir and Elyas Bakhtiari
35. Gender and Healthcare Policy; Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale
36. Addressing Violence Against Women in Health Policies; Avni Amin, Eszter Kismödi and Claudia García-Moreno
37. Ethnic Minority Groups in Healthcare Governance; Hurriyet Babacan and Narayan Gopalkrishnan
38. European Policies on Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants; Ewout van Ginneken and Bradford H. Gray
39. Ethics of Healthcare Policy and the Concept of Solidarity; Barbara Prainsack and Alena Buyx

Editorial Reviews

"This Handbook arrives at a moment of intense search for ways to improve the performance of health systems worldwide, expressed mainly in the pursuit of universal health coverage. [It] offers a critical, multidisciplinary, and geographically pluralistic perspective on contemporary healthcare policy and governance issues, which will prove invaluable not only to students of the health sciences but also to health policy researchers and decision-makers around the world." – Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health, USA "A monumental book covering all areas of health policy, which should be a source of reference for all researchers and policy-makers." – Naoki Ikegami, Professor and Chair, School of Medicine, Keio University, Japan"The globalization of health research has not only laid bare the vast inequities in the health and well being of the world's citizens, it has also given us the opportunity to understand how local, national and international forces interact to create those inequities. In this impressive volume, Kuhlmann and her colleagues have used that opportunity to collect the latest and best comparative research on health policy and governance in a way that is immediately accessible and useful for all who wish to address the harm caused by the unfair distribution of resources that promote health." – Raymond De Vries, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, USA