Compare responses to recent healthcare challenges by two different nations. What, if anything, can they learn from each other?
This question is asking for a comparison of responses to current challenges by two different nations. Consider major differences in the two systems (structural, cultural, political, social and economic). Also consider what might make it difficult for the learning to be transferred.
Potential references include.
Blank RH, Burau V (2004). Comparative health policy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Marmor T, Freeman R, Okma K (2005). Comparative perspectives and policy learning in the world of healthcare. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 7(4):331-348.
Greener I, Understanding NHS Reform: The Policy-Transfer, Social Learning, and Path-Dependency Perspectives. Governance, 2002b.15, 161-84
Murray C, Frenk J (2001). World Health Report 2000: a step towards evidence based policy.
HIT reports on various countries available at http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-/partners/observatory/health-systems-in-transition-hit-series
OECD ??Healthcare at a glance’ www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Health-at-a-Glance-2013.pdf