Comparative Health Policy

Robert H Blank, Viola Burau. Comparative Health Policy. 3rd Edition. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, Chapter 1: Comparative Health Policy: An Introduction. Comparative Health Policy-Chapter 1

OECD 2010, “Health care systems: Getting more value for money”, OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 2.

OECD (2013), Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing.

World Health Report 2000 – Health Systems: Improving Performance. WHO, Geneva. Chapter 2: How well do health systems perform?

Frontline PBS Documentary: Sick Around the world.

Interactive Graph: International Health Care Systems – Selected Measures. N Engl J Med 2015; 372:e1. January 1, 2015.

Canadian Healthcare System

AFMC Primer on Population Health. Chapter 12: The organization of health services in Canada.

Allin, Sarah. International Profiles of Healthcare Systems: The Canadian Healthcare System, 2012. University of Toronto. The Commonwealth Fund Report

Antonia Maioni. Parting at the Crossroads: The Development of Health Insurance in Canada and the United States, 1940-1965. Comparative Politics, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Jul., 1997), pp. 411-431

French Healthcare System

Groupe Sante Protection Sociale Internationale. Organization and Health System in France. 2010. Chapters 1-3.

Activity Based Funding- 2015-Drs Chevret & Flicoteaux- Hôpital Saint-Louis (French Only)

British Healthcare System

Understanding the new NHS: A guide for everyone working and training within the NHS. (2014)

Guide to the Healthcare System in England: Including the Statement of NHS Accountability. (2013)

Pearson SD, Rawlins, MD. Quality, Innovation, and Value for Money: Nice and the British National Health Service. JAMA. Nov 2005:294(20):2618-2622.

Taiwanese Healthcare System

Rachel Lu JF, Chiang TL. Evolution of Taiwan’s health care system. Health economics, policy, and law. Jan 2011;6(1):85-107.

Cheng, T.-M. (2003). Taiwan’s new national health insurance program: genesis and experience so far. Health Affairs , 22 (3), 61-76.

Davis, Karen; Huang, Andrew T. Learning from Taiwan: Experience with Universal Health Insurance. Annals of Internal Medicine. February 19, 2008 148(4):313–14

Wu, Ty; Majeed, A; Kuo, KN. An Overview of the Healthcare System in Taiwan. London Journal of Primary Care. 2010 Sep(2):115-119

American Healthcare System

Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010. Health Reform Hits Main Street, 10 minute animated video.



Access to Health Services

Sanmartin, C., & Ross, N. (2006). Experiencing difficulties accessing first-contact health services in Canada: Canadians without regular doctors and recent immigrants have difficulties accessing first-contact healthcare services. Reports of difficulties in accessing care vary by age, sex and region. Health Policy, 1(2), 103-119


Jensen, M., Lau, A., Langlois-Klassen, D., Boffa, J., Manfreda, J., & Long, R. (2012). A population-based study of tuberculosis epidemiology and innovative service delivery in Canada. [Comparative Study]. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 16(1), 43-49



Liao, C. M., Hsieh, N. H., Huang, T. L., Cheng, Y. H., Lin, Y. J., Chio, C. P., . . . Ling, M. P. (2012). Assessing trends and predictors of tuberculosis in Taiwan. BMC Public Health, 12, 29.

Aboriginal Health

Wen, C. P., Tsai, S. P., Shih, Y. T., & Chung, W. S. (2004). Bridging the gap in life expectancy of the aborigines in Taiwan. Int J Epidemiol, 33(2), 320-327