Schriften zur Gesundheitsökonomie, Band 82

Crossing Borders - Health Reform in the U.S.
Andreas Schmid and Bruce Fried

ISBN 978-3-941678-59-0
140 Seiten

This edited volume is a product of the undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Bayreuth who participated in a study tour to the U.S. to learn about the country’s health reform efforts. Through writing about their experiences the students had a chance to reflect on the enormous amount of information they were exposed to during their time in the U.S. Students were free to choose a topic for their essay and to decide on the focus of their work. They all invested substantial amounts of time and effort to present their thoughts and reflections in a clear and informative manner. Nonetheless, this volume does not aim at presenting a comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care system. Rather, it gives an impression of what the students took away from ten extremely intensive days in the U.S. For the reader this volume offers the chance to get an up-to-date overview on a range of topics that shape current U.S. health policy.