International Health Care Systems 2007

International Health Care Systems 2007 - Chapter Fifteen...

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Chapter Fifteen International Health Care and  Pharmaceutical Services
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   International Vs. US Health Care Sys US is the only industrialized country that  does not have a national health insurance; US spends the more money on it’s health  care than any other industrialized country; US population is the least satisfied with its  health care systems and the least healthy of  all the industrialized nation;
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Healthy care systems of the following  countries will be covered in this chapter: 1.   Canada 4.    Japan 2.   United Kingdom 5.    China 3.   Germany 6.    Cuba
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1.  Canada’s Health Care System has a national (public funded) health  insurance called  Medicare ; covers hospital and physician services for  every citizen;  financed by income tax; has 12 different health care plans - one  for each 10 provinces & the 2 territories; 
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all plans have 5 similar principles:  portability, comprehensiveness,  universality,  accessibility, and public  administration; Canadian hospitals are: 90% nonprofit, community hospitals &  teaching hospitals;  5% private; 5% federal government (military);
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50% of physicians are general practitioners  or family practice physicians;  all patients have a PCP as the gatekeeper; very little or no managed care; all hospital and physician fees are fixed by  government since most services are paid by  Medicare ;
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private health insurance available for  services not covered by  Medicare  - dental,  plastic surgery, outpatient prescription; long waiting period for non-emergency  procedures - anywhere from 3-6 months; most Canadians are happy with the  national health care systems;
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2.  United Kingdom’s Health Care System has a national (public funded) health  insurance called  National Health Service  that is consistent throughout the country; covers hospital, community services,  physician & dental services for every  citizen;  financed by income tax (mandatory 9%  deduction from salary);
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