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Title
What can Europeans learn from Americans?
First Author
Enthoven, Alain C
Date of Pub
1989 Supp.
Pages
49-63; discussion 63-77
Volume
Supp.
Issue
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Other Authors
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Abstract
In a wide-ranging look at many aspects of health care financing and delivery, the concepts of glasnost and perestroika are used as a framework for presenting ideas from the American system that may have value for European health care planners. These include more uniform approaches to data collection and cost reporting, patient outcome studies, evaluation of service and access standards, publication of information, quality assurance review, decentralization and independent institutions, prepaid group practice, demonstrations and experiments, and managed competition. Suggestions are offered for making health care systems on both sides of the Atlantic more manageable, efficient, and responsive.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Health Services Research : Comparative Study : Cross-Cultural Comparison : Delivery of Health Care/organization & administration : Europe : Pilot Projects : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-172255