Many of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries use global budgeting to control all or certain
portions of their health care expenditures. Although the use of global budgets as a cost-containment tool has not been implemented
in the United States in any comprehensive way, recent health care reform initiatives have increased the need for research
into such tools. In general, the structure, process, and effectiveness of global budgets vary enormously from country to country,
in part because the underlying social welfare system of each country is unique.
Budgets/organization & administration : Canada : Comparative Study : Cost Control/methods : Data Collection : Europe : Financing,
Organized/methods : Health Expenditures/legislation & jurisprudence : Insurance, Health/economics : Japan : National Health
Programs/economics : Reimbursement Mechanisms/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States