Funding health care: options for Europe

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Winner of the 2002 European Healthcare Managment Association's Baxter Award

The question of how to generate sufficient revenue to pay for health care has become a serious concern for nearly all European policy-makers. This book examines the advantages and disadvantages of funding arrangements currently in use across Europe. Adopting a cross-national, cross-disciplinary perspective, it assesses the relative merits of the main methods of raising resources including taxation; social, voluntary and supplemental forms of insurance; and self-pay including co-payments.

 

The editors

Elias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Reader in Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and Co-Director of LSE Health and Social Care.

Anna Dixon is Research Officer at the European Observatory on Health Care Systems and Lecturer in European Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

Josep Figueras is Head of the Secretariat and Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems and Head of the European Centre for Health Policy, WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Joe Kutzin is Senior Resident Adviser for the WHO Regional Office for Europe at the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek.


The contributors

Sara Bennett, Reinhard Busse, Robert Evans, Melitta Jakab, Martin Knapp, Maureen Lewis, Alan Maynard, Anne Mills, Charles Normand, Alexander S. Preker, Nigel Rice, Ray Robinson, Becky Sandhu, Markus Schneider, Peter C. Smith, Sarah M.S. Thomson, Raphael Wittenburg.