The Commonwealth Fund International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2017


Since 2008, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in collaboration with The Commonwealth Fund, has published an annual report profiling the diverse health care systems of countries around the world. Each year, International Profiles of Health Care Systems is among the most‐downloaded Fund publications. This unique reference provides detailed, up‐to‐date snapshots of 18 health care systems—the role government plays, financing and organization, covered benefits, strategies for containing costs and improving quality, and new reforms, including those targeting high‐need, high‐cost patients and vulnerable populations. The 2017 edition aims to provide up‐to‐date overviews of health systems in 20 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, plus two countries that are to be determined. It also will present comparative data on health care system performance internationally. Readers can access the profiles through the Fund’s interactive tool, which enables easy searching for specific health system features and policies. The Fund’s health system profiles inform policymakers, health providers, researchers, and journalists, both in the U.S. and abroad, of the strategies that a diverse group of nations have employed in pursuit of better performance and sustainability in their health care systems.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Principal Investigator:
Elias Mossialos, M.D., Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 8, 2016

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