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Book and Media Reviews
November 10, 2010

Six Countries, Six Reform Models: The Healthcare Reform Experience of Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan: Healthcare Reforms “Under the Radar Screen”

JAMA. 2010;304(18):2067-2071. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1647

Even though policy makers in the United States give thought to what might be learned from the experience of health care reform abroad, they most often focus only on Great Britain and Canada. Rarely do they pay attention to the experience of smaller nations. For this reason alone, Six Countries, Six Reform Models is well worth the effort for readers interested in the rich variety of arrangements for organizing and financing health care among relatively wealthy nations in the world: Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and Taiwan.