Health Care 2010

Health Care Delivery, Therapies and the Pharmaceutical Industries

  • Clement Bezold
  • K. Knabner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Willis B. Goldbeck
    Pages 29-40
  3. Barrie G. James
    Pages 49-65
  4. Clement Bezold, Linda Starke
    Pages 105-113
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About these proceedings


Health care delivery, therapies and pharmaceuticals face major changes throughout the industrial world. As cost containment strategies are introduced by governments, as payers become more conscious and influential in their decisions about shaping therapies, and as consumers become more involved in directing their own health care, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies are being challenged to rethink the way they do business. This volume explores these changes and the potential responses. Parallel developments in health care delivery, information systems, pharmaceutical discovery and development are explored in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Alternative futures or scenarios of health systems in 2010 summarize this diversity in the context of economic growth and economic hard times. This book explores the future of biomedical science by considering how the social, political and economic context in health care delivery and pharmaceutical industry will evolve. There is a slight chance that the future will be a successful extrapolation of the present, far more likely are scenarios which forecast major changes in the paradigms of medicine and health policy. The papers and scenarios in this book review that broader range of change.


Europe delivery development future growth health industry information information system medicine pharmaceutical pharmaceutical industry policy science

Editors and affiliations

  • Clement Bezold
    • 1
  • K. Knabner
  1. 1.Alternative Future AssociatesAlexandriaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03048-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03046-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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