Paying the hospital: foreign lessons for the United States.
Glaser, William A
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This special report synthesizes the findings of a Health Care Financing Administration grant which allowed the author to analyze
hospital finance in six foreign countries and in the United States. The author identified the principal problems facing hospital
owners, carriers, and governments in the United States, and he conducted lengthy field work abroad to learn how each country
dealt with the same problems. One set of the author's conclusions makes more clear issues that are debated in the United States,
such as the meaning of "cost-based reimbursement" and "prospective reimbursement". Some of the author's findings show the
difficulty of implementing policies often proposed in the United States, such as incentive reimbursement schemes. Other findings
of the author show the conditions necessary for cost containment, such as strong representation of consumers and firm political
will by government.
Costs and Cost Analysis : Economics, Hospital/trends : Europe : Financial Management, Hospital/trends : Financial Management/trends
: Reimbursement Mechanisms : United States