Healthcare Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference (In 4 Volumes) (World Scientific Series in Global Health Economics and Public Policy) … Global Health Economics and Public Policy) (Original PDF)
During the past three decades, healthcare systems in the East Asian regions of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have undergone major changes. Each system has its unique achievements and challenges. Global healthcare policymakers are increasingly interested in understanding the changes that have taken place in these four systems. This four-volume reference set is designed to help healthcare professionals, academics, policymakers, and general readers gain a good grasp of the background and latest developments in the healthcare systems of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. This reference set provides an in-depth comparative health policy analysis and discussion of healthcare reform strategies in each of these systems. One unique feature of this set is that each volume has been edited by a leading scholar who has been deeply involved in the development of the healthcare system in that particular region. Each of these editors also has invited both scholars and practitioners to provide a first-hand description and analysis of key healthcare reform issues in that system. The many examples provided in each volume demonstrate how findings of evidence-based policy research can be implemented into policy practice.
In summary, this four-volume set makes an outstanding contribution to healthcare system reform and policy research, based on solid scholarly work. It also introduces policy researchers and academic communities to current debates about health systems, health financing, and universal health coverage. This reference volume is a must for anyone keen on East Asia’s healthcare system reform dynamics and changing scene.
Readership: Professionals, students and general public who are interested to understand the healthcare systems in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.