Profiling Health Systems Around the World

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<p>Yesterday, a Commonwealth Fund study revealed Americans are far more likely than residents of other high-income industrialized nations to forgo needed care because of the cost, and to deal with time-consuming health insurance paperwork or disputes. </p><p>To shed light on how other countries approach the challenge of ensuring health care access, affordability, efficiency, and innovation, we've just released <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2013/nov/international-profiles-health-care-systems-2013-australia-canada">International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2013.</a> This comprehensive resource, newly revised and updated, features information on such key topics as insurance coverage; health system organization, governance, and financing; use of information technology and evidence-based practice; cost containment; and recent reforms. Summary tables, meanwhile, offer data on a range of system performance indicators. </p>
<p>The countries profiled include 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>Visit <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2013/nov/international-profiles-health-care-systems-2013-australia-canada"></a> to access this valuable resource.</p>