Critical challenges for health care reform in Europe

Winner of the 1999 European Healthcare Managment Association's Baxter Award

Richard B. Saltman, Josep Figueras and Constantino Sakallarides (eds.)

This volume explores the central issues driving the present process of health care reform in Europe. More than 30 scholars and policy makers from all parts of Europe draw together the available evidence from epidemiology and public health, economics, public policy, organisational behaviour and management theory as well as real world policy-making experience, to lay out the options that health sector decision-makers confront. Through its cross-disciplinary, cross-national approach, the book highlights the underlying trends that now influence health policy formulation across Europe. An authoritative introduction provides a broad synthesis of present trends in European health policy.