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Health care reform in Asia (1) : Key issues in Japanese healthcare

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Outline of My Presentation
1. Overview the history and characteristics of Japanese healthcare system including health insurance. 2. What is the weakest point of Japanese healthcare system ? 3. Primary care system is a key aspect to learn by comparison with other countries' cases 4. What can developing counties learn from Japan's healthcare system history ?
Health Care System in Japan
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Universal health insurance system since 1961 - Can visit any medical institutions regardless of type of health insurance, residence, and referrals - No gate-keeper system - Long waiting time
2. Closed-system operation of hospitals
Unified payment to hospitals and physicians
3. Fee-for-service under a national uniform price schedule
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Title Health care reform in Asia (1)
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Key issues in Japanese healthcare

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Li, Masako

Publisher

Japan:Hitotsubashi University

Date 2012-12
Series Title; No Healthcare Improvement Series
Pages 37
Subject Country Japan(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding KDI School

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