Preventive health care in six countries: models for reform?
Chaulk, C Patrick
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International systems are frequently offered as models for health care reform. This study, focusing on preventive services
for children and pregnant women in six industrialized countries, finds that a broad range of preventive services can be provided
through health care systems with divergent financing and cost containment, utilizing multiple entry points into the health
care system, and employing targeted programs for high-risk patients. Despite variability in form and financing, health outcomes
are not compromised, suggesting that health care reformers in this country need not be restricted to any single model to strengthen
preventive health care for children and pregnant women.
Models, Organizational : Canada : Child : Child Health Services/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data
: Comparative Study : Data Collection : Female : Financing, Organized : France : Germany : Great Britain : Health Expenditures/statistics
& numerical data : Health Services Accessibility : Health Services Research : Human : Insurance, Health : Japan : Pregnancy
: Prenatal Care/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data : Preventive Health Services/organization & administration/statistics
& numerical data : Sweden : United States