Primary Medical Care Financing and Physician Payment Systems: A European Perspective

  • J. Forbes
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


Comparative cross-national studies of health care systems have a long pedigree [1–13]. A common feature of many studies is their generality insofar as they attempt to describe and (less frequently) analyze differences in financing, expenditure, provision, utilization, institutional settings, and other aspects of health care systems. Given this wide-ranging approach it is perhaps not surprising that relatively few studies [14–16] have provided a more focused examination of these topics as they relate to the primary care sector.


Gross Domestic Product Primary Health Care Health Care Expenditure Health Care Financing Sickness Fund 
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