Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Textbook of Global Health$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199392285

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 September 2019

Understanding and Organizing Health Care Systems

Understanding and Organizing Health Care Systems

(p.477) 11 Understanding and Organizing Health Care Systems
Textbook of Global Health

Anne-Emanuelle Birn

Yogan Pillay

Timothy H. Holtz

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines archetypes of health care systems, from various European national health systems to the centrally planned model of the former Soviet Union and the market-driven US model. The chapter then analyzes two key health care policy approaches: primary health care and universal health coverage. It provides illustrations of recent and ongoing health system reforms across all world regions (covering China, Thailand, the Middle East, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, and India) that address—to varying degrees—questions of regulation, financing, resource allocation, the nature of service provision, and principles of universality, access, affordability, quality, and equity within the politics of their context. In addition, it provides an overview of the building blocks of health care systems including facilities, different types of health care personnel, problems around health workforce migration, technology, and the powerful role of the pharmaceutical industry.

Keywords:   health care systems, primary health care, universal health coverage, health care access, quality, health system reform, pharmaceuticals, facilities, health personnel, health workforce migration

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .