Chapter 7. Japan

  1. Prof. John Rapoport2,
  2. Prof. Philip Jacobs3 and
  3. Prof. Egon Jonsson4
  1. Akinori Hisashige

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622962.ch7

Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison

Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison

How to Cite

Hisashige, A. (2008) Japan, in Cost Containment and Efficiency in National Health Systems: A Global Comparison (eds J. Rapoport, P. Jacobs and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622962.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mount Holyoke College, Department of Economics, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Institute of Healthcare Technology Assessment, 2-24-10 Shomachi, Tokushima 770–0044, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Egon Jonsson

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527321100

Online ISBN: 9783527622962

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Keywords:

  • cost containment;
  • budget ceiling;
  • fee-schedule price revision;
  • pharmaceutical price revision;
  • copayment;
  • efficiency;
  • quality assurance;
  • GDP

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Health Care Expenditure Trends in Japan

  • Health Care System in Japan

  • Cost-Containment Strategy in Japan

  • Recent Trends and Future Challenges

  • References