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Canadian And Us Health Care Systems Performance And Governance: Elements Of Convergence

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  • Steven Globerman

    (Western Washington University)

  • Luther H. Hodges

    (Western Washington University)

  • Aidan Vining

    (Simon Fraser University)

Abstract

International comparisons of the organization and performance of health care sectors are increasingly informing policy makers about potential policies relating to the cost of, and access to, health care. Perhaps nowhere have such comparisons featured as prominently as in North America. In debates on health care policy reform politicians, academics and critics in both the United States and Canada have compared the development, funding and delivery systems in the two countries. The inferences drawn from these comparisons are frequently used in recommendations to modify each system.

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  • Steven Globerman & Luther H. Hodges & Aidan Vining, 2004. "Canadian And Us Health Care Systems Performance And Governance: Elements Of Convergence," Public Economics 0404003, EconWPA.
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    1. Andrea Leiter & Engelbert Theurl, 2012. "The convergence of health care financing structures: empirical evidence from OECD-countries," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 13(1), pages 7-18, February.

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    Keywords

    comparative health care systems; delivery of health care;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • P - Economic Systems
    • F - International Economics

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