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Rethinking a Women’s Health Care Agenda

November 26, 2014 • Americas, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Marian Lief Palley and Howard A. Palley Women’s health care issues are increasingly a part of the political agenda in the United States. Below, Marian Lief Palley and Howard A. Palley argue that the organised women’s movement has often been successful in changing the definition of women’s health and has played a significant role …

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China’s Path to Health Policy Reform

July 28, 2014 • China, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare Reform, In-depthComments (0)

By Åke Blomqvist Serious problems arose in the health care sector when China introduced market-based methods of economic management, as rising out-of-pocket costs impoverished families and many went without needed care. In response, China has expanded its


A System Perspective on India’s Healthcare Industry

July 28, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare Reform, India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lawton Robert Burns As one of the recently industrialized nations, India has a fast-growing economy as well as an ever-expanding, ever-urbanized population, however its healthcare system still has a lot of potential for development. Lawton Robert Burns


Trade and Employment in Asia

November 13, 2013 • Asia - Pacific, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Niny Khor & Devashish Mitra While it is understood that trade leads to higher economic growth, the question of whether increased trade and openness to global markets benefits workers is still debated. Below, Niny Khor and Devashish Mitra argue that


Putting the Patient in Charge: the future of healthcare

September 13, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, founder and CEO, Patients Know Best Giving patients control of their own medical records and putting them at the centre of their own healthcare management makes sense for patients, for clinicians and for healthcare institutions wishing


When People Come First

September 13, 2013 • Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By João Biehl & Adriana Petryna The Global health community is an evolving and expanding field. Below, João Biehl and Adriana Petryna consider the importance of addressing the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health


Rebuilding Retirement System Resiliency in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell & Mark Warshawsky The global financial meltdown has had important repercussions for capital market returns, labor market earnings, household retirement and consumption patterns, old-age Social Security systems, and


The Business of Healthcare Innovation: Convergence in the Marketplace

September 16, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare ReformComments (0)

By Lawton Robert Burns The article is adapted from the author’s latest book ‘The Business of Healthcare Innovation‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2012)   Innovation and the Value Chain in Healthcare 
The argument advanced by The Business of