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  • The Netherlands - The Commonwealth Fund
    forces are exempt from the mandate In 2010 roughly 135 000 persons 1 of the Dutch population were uninsured and 283 000 2 of the population defaulted or failed to pay their premium for at least six months and were subsequently uninsured The number of defaulters has increased slightly over the years in 2009 additional policy measures were taken to enforce insurance premium payment For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the Dutch health care system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Rudy Douven Harkness Project Title Competition and Global Budgets in Health Care Getting the Incentives Right Mentor Thomas G McGuire Ph D Harvard Medical School Co Mentor Jeroen Struijs Harkness Project Title A Comparison of Payment Reforms in the U S and the Netherlands Mentor Meredith B Rosenthal Ph D Harvard School of Public Health Co Mentor Joseph P Newhouse Ph D Harvard All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/the-netherlands (2016-04-30)
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  • Switzerland - The Commonwealth Fund
    applied retroactively to the arrival date Since only those with valid residence of more than three months can take out SHI policies the problem of undocumented immigrants remains unresolved SHI typically applies to the individual It is not sponsored by employers and dependents must purchase separate policies Many residents also purchase complementary and supplementary voluntary health insurance VHI for coverage of services not covered under the basic package for free choice of hospital doctor or for improved accommodation e g an individual or twin room instead of a shared room when hospitalized For more information read a Commonwealth Fund Profile of the Swiss Health Care System HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Ursula Koch Harkness Project Title Transforming Academic Health Center Teaching Practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes Mentor Russell S Phillips M D Harvard Medical School Co Mentor Bruce E Landon M D Harvard Medical School Placement All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/switzerland (2016-04-30)
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  • Sweden - The Commonwealth Fund
    EU European Economic Area countries and nine other countries with which Sweden has bilateral agreements Asylum seeking and undocumented children have the right to health care services as permanently resident children and adult asylum seekers have the right to receive care that cannot be deferred e g maternity care Undocumented adults have the right to receive nonsubsidized immediate care About 4 percent of the population has supplementary private voluntary health insurance For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the Swedish health system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Charlotta Levay Harkness Project Title Evolving Quality Registers in the U S and Lessons from the Swedish Experience Mentor Barbara J McNeil M D Ph D Harvard Medical School Placement Harvard Medical School Biography All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand France Canada Australia e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Health Care Delivery Health Care Coverage International Health Policy Center Health

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/sweden (2016-04-30)
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  • Norway - The Commonwealth Fund
    legal residents have equal access regardless of socioeconomic status country of origin and area of residence European Union residents have through common agreements within the EU the same access to health services as legal residents For undocumented immigrants the access is limited to emergency acute care Private health insurance is growing but covers only about 5 percent of health care services mainly elective services For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the Norwegian health care system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Jan Frich Harkness Project Title Building Capacity for Clinical Leadership Mentor Elizabeth H Bradley Ph D Yale School of Public Health Placement Yale School of Public Health Biography at time All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand France Canada Australia e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Health Care Delivery Health Care Coverage International Health Policy Center Health System Costs Vulnerable Populations Medicare State Health Policy Affordable Care

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/norway (2016-04-30)
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  • Germany - The Commonwealth Fund
    of illness All employed citizens and other groups such as pensioners earning less than 4 237 50 US 5 422 80 per month 50 850 00 US 65 074 00 per year as of 2012 are mandatorily covered by SHI and their dependents nonearning spouses and children are covered free of charge Individuals whose gross wages exceed the threshold civil servants and the self employed can choose either to remain in the publicly financed scheme on a voluntary basis and 75 of them do or to purchase PHI For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the German health care system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Beatrice Podtschaske Harkness Project Title Designing and Implementing Work Environments in Health Care that Support Collaboration and Teamwork Mentor Sara J Singer Ph D Harvard School of Public Health Co Mentor Jody Hoffer Gittell Featured publications All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/germany (2016-04-30)
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  • New Zealand - The Commonwealth Fund
    taxes As of November 2012 4 45 million New Zealand residents were eligible for publicly funded health services Nonresidents such as tourists and illegal immigrants are charged the full cost for services provided by public hospitals or primary medical care providers unless their health needs are the result of an accident in which case they are covered by New Zealand s no fault accident compensation scheme For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the New Zealand health care system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Susan Wells Harkness Project The Use of Electronic Health Records to Improve Health Care Delivery System Integration for Chronically Ill Patients Placement Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women s Hospital All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand France Canada Australia e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Health Care Delivery Health Care Coverage International Health Policy Center Health System Costs Vulnerable Populations

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/new-zealand (2016-04-30)
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  • France - The Commonwealth Fund
    self employed persons and their families as a benefit for people and their families who have become unemployed and through being a student or retired person Since the introduction of universal medical coverage in 2000 the state has covered the health care costs of residents not eligible for SHI 0 4 of the population The state covers illegal residents who have applied for residency Visitors from within the EU are covered but non EU visitors are covered for emergency care only Complementary private health insurance PHI covering user charges and or excluded services e g psychologists dieticians covers 95 percent of the population and is obtained through employers or means tested vouchers For more information read a profile of the French health care system All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand France Canada Australia e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Health Care Delivery Health Care Coverage International Health

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/france (2016-04-30)
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  • Canada - The Commonwealth Fund
    programs through fiscal transfers conditional on their meeting the five criteria of the Canada Health Act including universal coverage for medically necessary hospital diagnostic and physician services Medicare Each province and territory is responsible for establishing its own specific residency requirements undocumented immigrants including denied refugee claimants those who stay in Canada beyond the duration of a legal permit and those who enter the country illegally are not covered in any federal or provincial program although the provinces territories do provide some limited services Coverage of other health services is generally provided through a mix of public programs and private health insurance or financed by out of pocket payments The federal government provides additional health care benefits and compensates provincial territorial governments for physician and hospital services provided to First Nations and Inuit members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces veterans refugee claimants and inmates in federal penitentiaries Around two thirds of Canadians also have private health insurance which covers services that are not covered under the public programs For more information read a Commonwealth Fund profile of the Canadian health care system HARKNESS FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT Christopher Hayes Harkness Project Title Minimally Disruptive Improvement Addressing Workload Capacity Balance with Quality Improvement Projects Mentor Donald A Goldmann M D Institute for Healthcare Improvement Placement Institute for All item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment s 0 Show left More Most Popular item ListTitle item ListDate item ListType 0 item Comments Comment 0 Show left More International Survey Data View comparative data from our international health policy survey Health Policy in Foreign Countries United Kingdom The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden Norway Germany New Zealand France Canada Australia e Alerts and Newsletter Sign up Health Care Delivery Health Care Coverage International Health Policy Center Health System Costs

    Original URL path: http://authoring.commonwealthfund.org/topics/international-health-policy/countries/canada (2016-04-30)
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