International Profiles of Health Systems

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<p>As the United States prepares for sweeping health reforms, it's useful to look at how other countries organize their health systems, provide insurance coverage, finance care, and ensure quality.</p><p>In the newly updated and revised <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2012/nov/international-profiles-health-care-systems-australia-canada">International Profiles of Health Care Systems</a>, you’ll find all you need to know about the health care systems of a range of industrialized countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as the U.S.</p>
<p>The profiles, edited by researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science and The Commonwealth Fund, explain how each health system works, discuss reforms and innovations, and present data on key health system characteristics and performance indicators, such as overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, access to care, patient safety, and more. </p>