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Author Kornai, János.

Title Welfare, choice, and solidarity in transition : reforming the health sector in eastern europe
Published Cambridge : Cambridge Univ Press, 2001
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Contents Figures; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Introduction to Part I; 2 The general principles of reform; 3 The characteristics of the health sector; 4 Some international experiences; 5 The health sector in Eastern Europe: the initial state; Introduction to part II; 6 The demand side: financing, benefits, and organization of insurance; 7 The supply side: delivery-system ownership, organization, and contracting; 8 The interaction of supply and demand: pricing, payment, hard budget constraints, and overall health-sector development; 9 Concluding remarks; References; Index
Summary Reform of the welfare sector is an important yet difficult challenge for countries in transition from socialist central planning to market-oriented democracies. Here a scholar of the economics of socialism and a health economist offer health sector reform recommendations for ten countries of Eastern Europe, drawn from nine guiding principles
Subject Health care reform -- Europe, Eastern.
Health planning -- Europe, Eastern.
Medical care -- Europe, Eastern.
Medical policy -- Europe, Eastern.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 051104660X