This book offers a global perspective on healthcare reform and its relationship with efforts to improve quality and safety. It looks at the ways reforms have developed in 30 countries, and specifically the impact national reform initiatives have had on the quality and safety of care. It explores how reforms drive quality and safety improvement, and equally how they act to negate such goals. Every country included in this book is involved in a reform and improvement process, but each takes place in a particular social, cultural, economic and developmental context, leading to differing emphases and varied progress. Methods for tackling common problems - financing, efficiencies, effectiveness, evidence-based practice, institutional reforms, quality improvement, and patient safety initiatives - also differ. Representatives from each nation provide a chapter to convey their own situation. The editors draw a conclusion from these numerous contributions and synthesize the themes emerging into a coherent 'lessons learned' summary that delivers value to the numerous stakeholders.
Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety forms a compendium of the current 'state of the art' in global healthcare reform. This is the first book of its type, and offers a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas to the mutual benefit of countries involved in the project. The content will be of interest to governments, policymakers, managers and leaders, clinicians, teaching academics, researchers and students.
Contents: Foreword, David W. Bates and Clifford F. Hughes; Introduction, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Russell Mannion and Julie Johnson. Part I Africa and Western Asia: Ghana, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey; The Gulf States, Tawfik A.M. Khoja and Abdelrahman A. Kamel; Israel, Eyal Zimlichman; Oman, Ahmed Al-Mandhari; South Africa, Stuart Whittaker, Carol Marshall and Grace Labadarios. Part II Eastern Asia and Southern Asia: China, Sun Niuyun; Hong Kong, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Hong Fung; India, Girdhar J. Gyani; Japan, Yukihiro Matsuyama. Part III South Eastern Asia and Oceania: Australia, Stephen Duckett; Indonesia, Sophia Hermawan and Brette Blakely; New Zealand, Jackie Cumming; Papua New Guinea, William Adu-Krow and Paulinus Lingani Ncube Sikosana. Part IV The Americas: Argentina, Hugo Arce and Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio; Brazil, Jose Carvalho de Noronha, Victor Grabois and Adelia Quadros Farias Gomes; Chile, Giorgio Solimano and Leonel Valdivia; Mexico, Enrique Ruelas, Octavio Gomez-Dante and Walverly Morales; United States of America, Julie K. Johnson and Arlene S. Bierman. Part V Europe: Denmark, Janne Lehmann Knudsen, Carsten Engel and Jesper Eriksen; England, Martin Powell and Russell Mannion; Germany, Holger Pfaff, Tristan D. Gloede and Antje Hammer; Italy, Americo Cicchetti, Silvia Coretti and Valentina Iacopino; Norway, Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkas, Tor Ingebrigtsen and Anen Ringard; Scotland, Andrew Thompson and David R. Steel; Sweden, John Ovretveit, Magna Andreen Sachs and Marion Lindh; Discussion: integrating and synthesizing the evidence across countries, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Russell Mannion and Julie Johnson. References; Index.