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Title
Paying the hospital: foreign lessons for the United States.
First Author
Glaser, William A
Date of Pub
1983 Summer
Pages
99-110
Volume
4
Issue
4
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Costs and Cost Analysis : Economics, Hospital/trends : Europe : Financial Management, Hospital/trends : Financial Management/trends : Reimbursement Mechanisms : United States
NTIS Number
PB83-220657