Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective
Author: Johnson, James A.
Brand: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Number Of Pages: 596
Release Date: 16-03-2017
Details: Product Description Global health policy, administration, and practice continue to evolve while countries throughout the world seek to balance their economic and health goals through health system reform, improvement, and modification. The Second Edition of Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective addresses emerging events, advances, reforms, and challenges in the delivery of health care around the world. Part I offers introduces foundational concepts of health care delivery systems including health and disease; and policy and economics. In Part II, the health systems of 22 unique countries are each examined in their own chapter including France, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, Australia, China, Japan, Russia, and Israel. These chapters carefully explore the country’s geography and culture, the history of its health system, followed by a detailed evaluation of cost, quality, access and innovation. Ideal for courses in health administration, public health, nursing and other allied health professions, this innovative text challenges readers to reflect deeply about how health care is organized and delivered. Key Features: • Includes two new chapters that explore innovation and sustainability; and the role and contributions of non-governmental organizations • Examines challenges and opportunities such as disaster and conflict, the changing U.S. health system, and a new chapter on small country innovations • Offers new perspectives in evidence-based approaches to health system improvement; systems thinking at the policy level; integrated information management; macro and micro innovation, and systems sustainability About the Author James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MScis a medical social scientist who specializes in international health and organization/systems development. He is a Full Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University where he teaches courses in comparative health systems, organizational behavior, and health systems thinking. Dr. Johnson is the former Chairman of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Heis a veryactive researcher and health science writer with over 100 journal articles and19 books published. One book which is read worldwide, is titled, Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives where he and co-researchers analyzed the health systems of 20 different countries. He is also the co-author of the recently published Health Systems Thinking: A Primer and Essentials of Managing Public Health Organizations. Eighteen of Professor Johnson’s books have been selected for the permanent collection of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is an elected Member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA). He is past-editor of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Journal of Healthcare Management and currently a Contributing Editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, and global health editor for the Journal of Human Security and Resilience. He works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland and ProWorld Service Corps in Belize, Central America on international projects and student involvement. He is a regular delegate to the World Health Congress and a member of the Global Health Council. His work and travels have taken him to over 45 countries thus far. Dr. Johnson has been an invited lecturer at Oxford University (England); Beijing University (China); University of Dublin (Ireland); University of Colima (Mexico); St. George’s University (Grenada) and University of Pretoria (South Africa), as well as, universities, associations, and health organizations within the U.S., including visiting professorships at University of Michigan, Auburn University, and St. George’s University (Grenada). Additionally, he has served on many boards including the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Diabetes Trust Foun
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