Reforming Health Care: The Philosophy and Practice of International Health Reform by David SeedhouseReforming Health Care: The Philosophy and Practice of International Health Reform by David Seedhouse

Reforming Health Care: The Philosophy and Practice of International Health Reform

EditorDavid Seedhouse

Paperback | August 3, 1995

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This superlative text applies philosophical analysis to the daily problems of health service policy and practice. Provides readers with an understanding of the practical detail and the theoretical fundamentals of health reform.
Title:Reforming Health Care: The Philosophy and Practice of International Health ReformFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.61 × 6.61 × 0.63 inPublished:August 3, 1995Publisher:Wiley

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:
The Logic of Health Reform (D. Seedhouse).
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REFORM.
Health Care Reform in the United States (C. Hackler).
Health Care Reform in the UK: Working for Patients?
(D. Gladstone M. Goldsmith).
Choosing Core Health Services in The Netherlands (H. Have).
Reforming Health Care in South Africa (M. Simpson).
BENEATH THE CRACKS--HEALTH REFORM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
Going Off the Dole: A Prudential and Ethical Critique of the "Healthfare" State (S. Spicker).
Health Reform and the Utopian Ideology of the New Right (M. Loughlin).
Who Should Be Responsible for a Nation's Health?
(V. Schubert-Lehnhardt) THE NEED FOR THEORY--A CASE STUDY IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH PROMOTION.
The Borders of Health Promotion (A. Cribb).
Bad Faith and Victim-Blaming: The Limits of Health Promotion (C. Dougherty).
Conclusion.
Index.

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Health reform has become a permanent feature of public debate. But all trends have their day, and any genuine reform process must come to an end. How will the '90s health reforms turn out? Will the public enjoy highly cost-effective health systems offering the best available health benefits? Or are the health reforms bound to fail? To study health reform it is essential to know what is actually happening to and within various health systems, and this volume includes comprehensive articles on health reform in the USA, the UK, Holland, South Africa, New Zealand and Eastern Europe. But to be aware of the facts alone is not enough. Philosophical questions must be addressed if health reform is to be explored in any depth. What, for instance, is health reform? What are - and what ought to be - the typical goals of the health reform process? And by what criteria are the success or failure of health reform to be assessed? Reforming Health Care offers the reader a grasp of both the practical detail and the theoretical fundamentals of health reform, and shows that it is onl