Students may rent this edition as an electronic textbook with access for 180 days. Visit coursesmart.com for more information.
This book may also be purchased as a textbook with perpetual electronic access. Visit Kno.com or cafescribe.com for more information..
World Health Systems Challenges and Perspectives, Second Edition, focuses on the realities of 25 health systems around the world. The majority of chapters are written by a representative of each country, who gives readers a first-hand glimpse at the country’s health system and the health status.
Six introductory chapters provide a framework to help you understand key concepts applicable to all health systems. New introductory chapters focus on defining a health system, health system strengthening, health system regulation, and the politics of health system reform.
With discussions of infrastructures as diverse as those found in Japan, Brazil, and Kenya, the authors profile each country’s health system organization, current and emerging health policy issues, cost and financing of healthcare, health resources and delivery, and future health outlook.
Instructor Resources: Sample syllabus, class assignments, extended reference list, and PowerPoint slides for the six introductory chapters. To see a sample, click the link in the right-hand navigation bar.