Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Series: Canada, United States, and Mexico books published

JANUARY 29, 2021

 

The NAO has continued its collaboration with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies’ series Health Systems in Transition (HiT), which systematically describe the functioning of national health systems, as well as reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development. The HiT health system reviews cover the countries of the WHO European Region as well as several OECD countries, including NAO’s purview of North America, and are updated on a regular basis. The NAO has recently produced updates to its Canada and United States studies, and the first such study for Mexico.

CANADA

Authors: Gregory Marchildon, Sara Allin, and Sherry Merkur

Health Systems in Transition: Canada (updated 3rd edition) offers an insightful and objective analysis of the Canadian health system as well as comparisons with international examples. Required reading for those wanting to learn more about the largest and most celebrated public program, and those outside Canada interested in comparative systems and policy research.

MEXICO

Authors: Miguel Á González Block, Hortensia Reyes Morales, Lucero Cahuana Hurtado, Alejandra Balandrán, and Edna Méndez

Health Systems in Transition: Mexico is the first book to fully review the Mexican health care system, its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms, and health system performance. It gives a much-needed overview of one of the largest health systems in the world as it responds to the needs and expectations of the Mexican people.

UNITED STATES

Authors: Thomas Rice, Pauline Rosenau, Lynn Y. Unruh, and Andrew J. Barnes

This updated 2nd edition of Health Systems in Transition: United States reviews developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms, and health system performance. This study provides an in-depth discussion of these issues and a thorough review of the U.S. health care system.

Hardcopies of the books will be published in March 2021 (USA) and April 2021 (Canada, Mexico) and can be pre-ordered/purchased from University of Toronto Press.