Research Monographs in Japan-U.S. Business and Economics

Health Care Systems in Japan and the United States

A Simulation Study and Policy Analysis

Authors: Sato, R., Grivoyannis, E., Byrne, B., Chengping Lian

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The health care sector has become a major component of the contemporary econo­ mies of Japan and the United States. It absorbs significant proportions of the GDP in both countries and places increasing stress on private, government and corporate budgets. As their income rises, the citizens ofJapan and the United States choose to allocate increasing portions of it on health care services because ofthe direct contri­ bution of health care services to prolonged life expectancy, reduced morbidity, or other indicators of improved health and well-being. The health care sector is a ma­ jor source ofemployment and affects the lives of all citizens. Adequate health care services are expected to have an important contribution to the quality of human life in any society. With so much at stake, arrangements for planning, financing, and operating health care service systems have increasingly come to be regarded as im­ portant economic and political issues. The political importance of health care is evidenced by the health care reform proposals of the Clinton administration in the United States and the deep involve­ ment of the government in the medical care security system in Japan. As policy­ makers in both countries look ahead to the coming decades, they realize that the imperatives of economic restructuring, globalization, and their rapidly aging socie­ ties will affect the way in which health care is organized, delivered, and financed.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Overview

    Sato, Ryuzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Demographic Changes in Japan and the United States

    Sato, Ryuzo (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Health Care Services Utilization Profiles Among the Elderly

    Sato, Ryuzo (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • Paternalism in Health Care for the Elderly

    Sato, Ryuzo (et al.)

    Pages 27-30

  • Trends in Health Care Expenditures and Financing

    Sato, Ryuzo (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Care Systems in Japan and the United States
Book Subtitle
A Simulation Study and Policy Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Research Monographs in Japan-U.S. Business and Economics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6181-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6181-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9948-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7833-4
Series ISSN
1385-7568
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 150
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