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Global Health Systems
Comparing Strategies for Delivering Health Services

Author(s): Margie Lovett-Scott, EdD, RN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York
Ms Faith Prather, Assoc Professor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449618995
  • ISBN-10:1449618995
  • Paperback    328 pages      © 2014
Price: $127.95 US List
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Global Health Systems: Comparing Strategies for Delivering Health Services is a comprehensive overview of healthcare access and delivery in 11 developing and industrialized countries. This accessible text is designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in various health-related disciplines. Global Health Systems offers rich and diverse real-life case scenarios, analysis of healthcare systems in an international context, and an innovative Eight Factor Model for healthcare system evaluation. The text’s integrated approach and synthesis-based organizational framework challenges learners to develop their own strategies for analysis and envision creative solutions to current healthcare crises.

Each section is organized to effectively present both the shortcomings and successes of healthcare systems in the countries discussed. The case scenarios offer the opportunity for students to think critically and apply text-based learning to real-world problems. The Eight Factor Model, developed exclusively for this text, allows learners to create their own frameworks of analysis and strategize outcome-based solutions to contemporary issues, including healthcare quality, cost, and access. The text also provides instructors with multiple pathways for evaluating student learning and knowledge acquisition.

Key features include:

  • A broad overview of healthcare access and disparity issues in a global context
  • Multiple case scenarios in each chapter presenting real-world problems and solutions
  • A comprehensive reference section for each chapter
  • In-depth analysis of healthcare systems in 11 developing and industrialized countries, including the United States
  • A full chapter devoted to analysis of behavioral health care in developed and developing countries
  • An innovative Eight Factor Model for evaluating true access to health care
  • An overview of comparative strategies for evaluating healthcare access and inequities in an international setting
  • Web-based resources for further study
  • An emphasis on the interdependence of global health systems and the possibility for sharing solutions across borders
Part  I  Overview of Health Care: Addressing True Access
  Chapter  1  Introduction
  Chapter  2  Disparities in Health: A Closer Look at Health Disparities in the USA
  Chapter  3  The Eight Factor Model: For Evaluating True Access
Part  II  Health Care in Industrialized (Developed) Countries
  Chapter  4  United States Health Care System
  Chapter  5  Canadian Health Care System
  Chapter  6  The Health Care System in Japan
  Chapter  7  The Health Care System in The United Kingdom
  Chapter  8  The Health Care System in France
  Chapter  9  The Italian Health Care System
Part  III  Health Care in Developing Countries
  Chapter  10  The Brazilian Health Care System
  Chapter  11  The Health Care System in Cuba
  Chapter  12  The Health Care System in India
  Chapter  13  The Health Care System in The Russian Federation
  Chapter  14  The Health Care System in Ghana
Part  IV  Specific Challenges and Opportunities
  Chapter  15  Prevalence and Management of Behavioral Health Care
  Chapter  16  Comparative Perspectives: International
  Chapter  17  Leadership and Conclusion

Margie Lovett-Scott, EdD, RN, FNP-BC-Associate Professor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York

Ms Faith Prather-Assoc Professor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York

  • "… a nice addition to the field of global health. This book compares healthcare delivery structure, financing, and challenges in selected countries. The application of the Eight Factor Model to evaluate access to care, the use of cases and thought-provoking discussion questions help bring the content alive."
    -- Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, MSN, BSN, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences (For Doody's Book Review Service, Jan. 2013)
     

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