Health care without managed care in Japan.

N. Ikegami

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The best gross health indices in the world and universal coverage with no overt signs of rationing characterize the Japanese health care system. The delivery system, which consists primarily of private physicians and private hospitals, is functionally independent, but the financing system is strictly regulated. The author argues that this combination is the key to the system's unique success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalHealth care management (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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