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Comparative Health Systems, Second Edition
A Global Perspective

Author(s): James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MS, Professor and Medical Social Scientist, School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University, Michigan, Visiting Professor, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
Carleen Stoskopf, ScD, Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284111736
  • Paperback    596 pages      © 2018
Price: $83.95 US List
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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 19 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
Part  I  Global Health and Health Systems
Chapter  1  Introduction to Health Systems
Chapter  2  Global Health and Disease
Chapter  3  Global Health Systems Policy and Economics
Chapter  4  Global and Non-governmental Health Organizations
Part  II  Health Systems by Country
Chapter  5  United States
Chapter  6  Canada
Chapter  7  Mexico
Chapter  8  Peru
Chapter  9  Brazil
Chapter  10  United Kingdom
Chapter  11  France
Chapter  12  Germany
Chapter  13  Ireland
Chapter  14  Russia
Chapter  15  Turkey
Chapter  16  Jordan
Chapter  17  Israel
Chapter  18  Ghana
Chapter  19  Nigeria
Chapter  20  Botswana
Chapter  21  Bangladesh
Chapter  22  India
Chapter  23  China
Chapter  24  Japan
Chapter  25  Korea
Chapter  26  Australia
Part  III  Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities
Chapter  27  Health System Innovators: Netherlands, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Singapore
Chapter  28  Health Systems During Crisis and Disaster
Chapter  29  Health Systems Challenges and Opportunities

James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MS-Professor and Medical Social Scientist, School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University, Michigan, Visiting Professor, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies

Dr. James A. Johnson is a medical social scientist who specializes in international health and organization development in public health. He is the former chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina and currently professor of health administration and health sciences in the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University. Additionally, he is visiting professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and adjunct professor of health policy at Auburn University. Dr. Johnson has also been an active researcher and health science writer, with more than 100 journal articles and 15 books published. His book, Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives involves coresearchers from around the world and analyzes the health systems of 20 countries. He is also author of Introduction to Public Health Management, Organization, and Policy; past-editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management; and currently contributing editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Dr. Johnson works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and ProWorld Service Corps and is a regular delegate to the World Health Congress and member of the Global Health Council.  He 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).  Additionally, he has served on many boards including the board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), advisory board of the Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired, board president of Lowcountry AIDS Services (Charleston, SC), scientific advisory board of the National Diabetes Trust Foundation, advisory board of the Joint Africa Working Group, board of directors of the Africa Research and Development Center, advisory board of the Center for Collaborative Health Leadership, and board of advisors for Health Systems of America. He completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in healthcare administration at Auburn University and his PhD at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University.

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Carleen Stoskopf, ScD-Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA-Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center

Dr. Leiyu Shi is professor of health policy and health services research in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. Prior to his academic positions, Dr. Shi worked in the public health field focusing on community-based primary care and vulnerable populations. He received his doctoral education from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a master’s in business administration focusing on finance. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of nine textbooks and more than 150 scientific journal articles.

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