Health Care Reform in Sweden 1980 1994

Table 4.1 ( continued ) Date 1903 1931 1942 1947 1955 1959 1970 1983 1984 1987 1990 1993 Event Swedish Medical ... Health Insurance Law National Health Insurance begins Hospital Act Seven Crowns Reform Health and Sickness Care Law ...

Health Care Reform in Sweden  1980 1994

Twaddle reviews the reforms in the Swedish health care system during the 1980s and early 1990s, and asks why there was a sudden shift toward market ideology in the early 1990s. The Swedish case allows us to highlight the forces behind the change of political rhetoric in a manner that can shed light on medical care reform efforts elsewhere in the world.

Health Care Reform Around the World

Health Care Reform in Sweden, 1980-1994. Westport, CT: Auburn House. Uddhammar. Emil. 1993. Partierna och den stora staten: en analys av statsteorier och Svemsk politik under 1990-talet. Stockholm: City University Press.

Health Care Reform Around the World

Common elements of health care reforms in a number of countries are identified, and a theoretical framework developed to explain why reforms that seem on the surface to be nationally based can only be understood in a transnational context. The book discusses trends in medical care, options for the organization of medical and other services, and reasons why market modes of organization are in the ascendant at the expense of democratic and professional interests.

Handbook of Social Problems

1994. The Politics of Health Policy : Reform around the World , edited by Andrew The US Reforms , 19801994 . Cambridge , MA : Twaddle . ... Health Care Reform in Sweden Competition : A Grimm Fairy Tale . Cambridge , MA : 19801994 .

Handbook of Social Problems

The 'Handbook of Social Problems' is devoted to the state of knowledge of social problems. Focussed on social problems of global interest, with weight towards American society, top sociologists have contributed chapters to this text.

Implementing Change in Health Systems

Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden and The Netherlands Michael I Harrison ... Stewart, R. (1994, December 1) 'Compound interests', Health Service Journal, p. 30. ... Twaddle, A. (1999) Health care reform in Sweden, 19801994.

Implementing Change in Health Systems

Implementing Change in Health Systems brings fresh thinking and evidence to the continuing debate about market reforms of health care and other public services. The book examines the development and implementation of national cost-containment programs and health system reorganizations in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands - countries that have been leaders in health system reform. The book provides a new framework for analysing public policy implementation and system change, synthesizing diverse streams of academic research and thinking. It explores the processes of implementing market reforms in each country and considers the outcomes, both expected and unintended. In all three countries competitive reform encountered serious technical, organizational and political obstacles. Yet they triggered important system changes and paved the way for significant new health policies. The complex outcomes of the reforms included o changes in the quality, efficiency and costs of care o growing managerial and political control over physicians and other health care professionals o increased influence and centrality of community-based care o Diffusion of ideas and practices from business management into health care. Implementing Change in Health Systems sheds new light on crucial policy issues that are currently being debated throughout Europe and North America. The book will be of value to postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners in health policy and public policy. MICHAEL I. HARRISON is an internationally-known scholar of health systems and organizations. He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, MD and Associate Professor of Sociology at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the School of Management at Boston College and has been a Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, and the Nordic School of Public Health.

Globalisation Markets and Healthcare Policy

Tritter, J., Daykin, N., Evans, S. and Sanidas, M. (2003) Improving Cancer Services Through Patient Involvement, Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press. Twaddle, A.C. (1999) Health Care Reform in Sweden 19801994, London: Auburn House.

Globalisation  Markets and Healthcare Policy

Although the last two decades have seen the healthcare systems of most developed countries face pressure for major reform, the impact of this reform on the relationship between empowerment, consumerism and citizen’s rights has received limited research attention. Globalisation, Markets and Healthcare Policy sets out to redress this imbalance. This book explores the extent to which globalisation and commercialisation relate to current and emerging health policies. It also looks at the implications for citizens, patients and social rights, as well as how policy making interacts with the interests of global and European trade and economic policies. Topics discussed include: How the impact of globalisation on health systems is apparent in the influence of international actors and European policies. How the impact of globalisation is mediated by national priorities and policies and is therefore reflected in diverse influences. How commercialisation of health is presented as benefiting citizens and patients but has the potential to undermine the aims and values inherent in health systems. How the role of citizens' interests, social rights, patient’s rights and priorities of patient and public involvement need to be separated from commercialisation, choice and consumerism in health care. Essential reading for policy makers and students of public policy, politics, law and health services, Globalisation, Markets and Healthcare Policy will also appeal to those interested in patient involvement international healthcare, international relations, trans-national organisations and the EU.

Social Policy in the Smaller European Union States

“Changing Divisions of Care-Work: Caring for Children and Frail Elderly People in Sweden.” In Gender, Social Care and Welfare State ... Health Care Reform in Sweden, 19801994. Westport, CT: Auburn House. Westerberg, Bo. 1994.

Social Policy in the Smaller European Union States

In Europe and around the world, social policies and welfare services have faced increasing pressure in recent years as a result of political, economic, and social changes. Just as Europe was a leader in the development of the welfare state and the supportive structures of corporatist politics from the 1920s onward, Europe in particular has experienced stresses from globalization and striking innovation in welfare policies. While debates in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France often attract wide international attention, smaller European countries-Belgium, Denmark, Austria, or Finland-are often overlooked. This volume seeks to correct this unfortunate oversight as these smaller countries serve as models for reform, undertaking experiments that only later gain the attention of stymied reformers in the larger countries.

Health Sector Reforms in Orissa

Public Health and Poverty of Reforms: The South Asian Predicament. Sage Publications. ... Getting Health Reforms Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity. ... Health care reform in Sweden 1980-1994. Westport CT. Auburn House.

Health Sector Reforms in Orissa

In analysing the phenomenon of health sector reforms, this book proposes a new conceptual framework of analysis and ethnography as a methodological tool which could be used effectively in various country contexts compared to what the existing theoretical frameworks do. Thus, apart from generating new knowledge in health sector, this study has significance for policy makers across the world. When the states themselves accept the fact that increasing private participation in health care in the form of health sector reforms is happening because of deliberate state policy, they will be better positioned to take decisions which ensure effective private sector regulation and universal access to quality health care within a democratic or participatory framework of governance. Increasing privatisation of health care has also led toward citizens losing their democratic spaces with regard to decisions on universal access to quality health care. This has wider implications, not only for improved health status in general, but also about how we live in a modern society with our values of liberty, equality and justice intact. The book would be a useful guide for policy-makers, researchers, students and layman across the world.

Understanding Hospitals in Changing Health Systems

The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System. ... Management of Multimorbidity Using a Patient-Centred Care Model: A Pragmatic Cluster-Randomised Trial of the 3D Approach. ... Health Care Reform in Sweden 19801994.

Understanding Hospitals in Changing Health Systems

“This timely book provides insight into the changing role of the ‘hospital’ in the face of technological, organizational innovation and ever-tightening health budgets.”James Barlow, Imperial College Business School, UK “This book covers various relevant aspects of the hospital in different states and contexts. Underlining the importance of business models for future hospitals, this publication presents models of care from a historic and a current perspective. All authors possess a deep insight into different health care systems, not only as scholars but as experts working for world-renowned health policy institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank or the European Observatory for Health Systems.”Siegfried Walch, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria “For an organisation like mine, representing those involved in the strategic planning of healthcare infrastructure, this book provides invaluable insights into what really matters – now and for the future – in the complex and contentious field of hospital development.”Jonathan Erskine, European Health Property Network, Netherlands This book seeks to reframe current policy discussions on hospitals. Healthcare services turn expensive economic resources—people, capital, pharmaceuticals, energy, materials—into care and cure. Hospitals concentrate the use and the cost of these resources, particularly highly-trained people, expensive capital, and embedded technologies. But other areas of health, such as public health and primary care, seem to attract more attention and affection, at least within the health policy community. How to make sense of this paradox? Hospitals choose, or are assigned, to deliver certain parts of care packages. They are organised to do this via “business models”. These necessarily incorporate models of care – the processes of dealing with patients. The activity needs to be governed, in the widest senses. Rational decisions need to be taken about both the care and the resources to be used. This book pulls these elements together, to stimulate a debate.

Capitalisms Compared

Health Care Reform in Sweden 19801994. Westport, CT: Auburn House, 1999. Udompanyanan, Kavid. “Case 27: The Kidney Is King.” In The Health Care Dilemma: A Comparison of Health Care Systems in Three European Countries ...

Capitalisms Compared

How different would Americans’ lives be if they had guaranteed access to health care, generous public pensions, paid family leave, high-quality public pre-school care, increased rights at work, and a greater say in how corporations are run? This one-of-a-kind book emphasizes that differences in policies and institutions affect the lives of citizens by comparing health, pension, and family policies, as well as labor markets and corporate governance in the United States, Sweden, and Germany. Demonstrating that the US model of capitalism is not the only one that is viable, Bowman encourages students not only to rethink their assumptions about what policy alternatives are feasible, but also to learn more about American capitalism through insightful contrast. Covering a wide range of policy areas and written in a crisp, engaging style, Capitalisms Compared is a perfect companion for courses in political economy and public policy.

Comparative Health Policy

Conditions: Dutch Policy Developments to Overcome the (Financial) Barriers', Health Policy 101 (2): 122–32. Tsiachristas, A., I. Wallenburg, ... Twaddle, A.C. (1999) Health Care Reform in Sweden, 19801994. London: Auburn House.

Comparative Health Policy

A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and the ever-increasing diversity of the healthcare workforce today.

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

The Quality of Care under Managed Competition. St. Paul: COACT Educational Foundation. Twaddle, A.C. (1999) Health Care Reform in Sweden 1980±1994. Westport, CN: Greenword. US AID (1996) Agency Performance Report 1995.

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei

Public Health Policies and Social Inequality

Peter Garpenby, “Health Care Reform in Sweden in the 1990s: Local Pluralism versus National Coordination,' Journal of ... Vicente Navarro, The Politics of Health Policy: The U.S. Reforms, 19801994 (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994), ...

Public Health Policies and Social Inequality

This book explores the interaction between public health policies and social inequality. It probes three issues: What groups wield the greatest influence over the policy process? Who gains the most benefits from health policies? How can we best understand the policy link between health and social inequalities? A theory of social opportunities clarifies the reasons for policy effectiveness, particularly the impact of public programmes on the environmental and personal conditions that improve people's health.

Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas

Newtonville, MA: Oriental Research Partners. Twaddle, Andrew C. 1999. Health Care Reform in Sweden, 19801994. Westport, CT. Auburn House. Twigg, Judyth L. 1999. “Obligatory Medical Insurance in Russia: The Participants' Perspective.

Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas

The increasing proportion of women in the medical profession has been followed keenly both by conservative and feminist observers during the past three decades. Statistics both in Europe and in the United States tend to confirm that women work mainly in niches of the health care system or medical specialties characterized by relatively low earnings or prestige. The segregation of medical work has become increasingly recognized as a sign of inequality between female and male members of the medical profession.Medicine as a social organization is not a universal structure: Health care systems vary in the extent to which physicians work in the private or public sector and in the extent to which they have as a corporate body been able to influence their numbers and the character of their work. The aim of this book is not only to review and to provide an account of women's position in medicine but also to provide an analytical framework. The text revolves around three key issues that illuminate this argument: numbers, medical practice, and feminist agendas of women physicians. The issues are addressed in all the chapters but highlighted as central analytical themes in a cross-cultural context.Challenging previous studies of the medical profession, which have assumed for the most part a gender-neutral stance, Riska's text provides a unique focus. Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas presents a comprehensive, cross-national analysis of the current status of women in three societies where the economics of medical practice vary considerably: a market society, a welfare state, and a formerly communist society in transition. Aimed at a wide audience, this book will be useful for years to come in medical sociology, the sociology of professions, and women's studies. Its historical breadth, current data, and trenchant probing will furnish practitioners and policy-makers alike with a needed analytical tool.

Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union

11 Anell A. The monopolistic integrated model and health care reform: the Swedish experience. Health Policy 1996;37:19-33. 12 The Federation of County Councils. Landstingens Ekonomi: April 95. (Financial Statements of the County ...

Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union

First published in 1999, this volume aims to describe and analyse the experience of cost containment in Europe over the last fifteen years in order to understand that experience and to determine, as best we can, which methods were successful and which were not. Part I provides an overview of healthcare in the European Union, an overview of recent expenditure trends. Part II complements the first, examining in detail cost containment policies in each EU Member State. The country-based chapters refer to developments up to mid-1997.

Health Care Technology and Its Assessment in Eight Countries

Committee on Funding and Organization of Health Services and Medical Care , Three Models for Health Care Reform in Sweden ( Stockholm : Ministry of Health and Social Affairs , 1993 ) . 12. Dubois , F. , Icard , P. , Berthelot , G. , and ...

Health Care Technology and Its Assessment in Eight Countries


Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries

Committee on Funding and Organization of Health Services and Medical Care, Three Models for Health Care Reform in Sweden (Stockholm: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, 1993). 12. Dubois, R, Icard, P., Berthelot, G., and Le- vard, ...

Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries

Examines the management of health care technology in 8 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the U.K & the U.S. Six technologies (or sets of technologies) -- including evaluation & management efforts & how the technologies diffused -- are presented & compared: treatments for coronary artery disease, imaging technologies (CT & MRI scanning), laparoscopic surgery, treatments for end-stage renal disease, neonatal intensive care, & breast cancer screening. Extensive bibliography for each country. Charts & tables.

Innovations in Health Service Delivery

Health Care Politics . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Arnell , A. 1996. “ The Monopolistic Integrated Model and Health Care Reform : The Swedish Experience . ” Health Policy 37 : 19–33 . Barr , N. , ed . 1994.

Innovations in Health Service Delivery

As the largest expenditure category of the health systems in both industrialised and developing countries, hospital care provision has been the focus of reforms over recent decades. This publication reviews recent trends in hospital policy reforms and options around the world; and includes case studies which offer insights into lessons learned. Issues considered include: differences in income levels, cultural settings and market environments; organisational changes such as increased management autonomy and privatisation; the need for parallel reforms and effective evaluation mechanisms.

Health care technology and its assessment in eight countries

J. and Smedby, B., “Technology Assessment Activities in Sweden,” J. Technology Assessment Health Care 1989. 8. ... Committee on Funding and Organization of Health Services and Medical Care, Three Models Health Care Reform in (Stockholm: ...

Health care technology and its assessment in eight countries

This background paper is part of a larger study on International Differences in Health Care Technology and Spending, which consists of a series of back- ground papers. International Health Statistics: What the numbers mean for the United States was published in November 1993, and International Comparisons of Administrative Costs in Health Care appeared in September 1994. An additional background paper will report on lessons for the United States from a comparison; of hospital financing and spending in seven countries.

International Health Care Reform

Rasell , M. E. , ' Sounding Board : Cost Sharing in Health Insurance : A Reexamination ' , ( 1995 ) 332 ( 17 ) New Eng . J. ... L. M. , ' Health System Performance in OECD Countries , 1980-1992 ' , ( 1994 ) 13 ( 4 ) Health Affairs 100 .

International Health Care Reform

This volume examines the two models of health care reform - managed competition and internal markets - that are increasingly becoming the dominant paradigm in European and North American policy.

The Politics of Health in Europe

Glennerster , H. and Matsaganis , M. ( 1994 ) , ' The English and Swedish health care reforms ' , International Journal of Health Services , 24 : 2 , 231–251 . Göckenjan , G. ( 1980 ) , ' Politik und Verwaltung präventiver ...

The Politics of Health in Europe

This book is explicitly comparative, and comparison is essential to the analyses it develops. The book is explicitly concerned with the liberal democracies of western Europe. The countries covered in detail here - Italy, Sweden and the UK, and France and Germany - constitute a purposive sample. The distinction between national health services and social insurance systems is not real, but an abstract formulation which makes a wealth of information more manageable. Choosing these countries makes sense not because they are somehow representative of general types but because, between them, they are indicative of particular sets of problems in the politics of health and health care. The working assumption here is that the public provision of health care is embedded in a distinctively European politics.