Health care consultancy

Dr. Yvonne van Kemenade is active (for 23 years now) in the field of healthcare policy and management in the Netherlands and is the author of several publications and books in the healthcare field. She has also held a number of positions in this field: researcher and lecturer at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (iBMG/EUR), advisor to the Council for Public Health and Care (Raad voor de Volksgezondheid en Zorg, RVZ) and strategic advisor in the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht (the Netherlands). Yvonne van Kemenade is currently working as director of a support organisation of a co-operation of 180 general practitioners in Naaldwijk (the Netherlands) and as a freelance consultant.
Recently, Yvonne van Kemenade wrote the book Health care in Europe 2007.

Health care in Europe 2007

healthcare.jpgEvery European country has its own healthcare system with its own specific features. This publication is a survey of healthcare finance and reimbursement systems in 11 European countries. The book is the completely updated and revised second edition of Health Care in Europe 1997.
The introduction discusses the problems involved in analyzing and comparing healthcare systems and introduces current trends. Separate chapters describe the healthcare system in each of the 11 countries. Each chapter starts with a broad outline of the way the healthcare system operates and this is followed by a discussion of the benefit package and co-payments, pharmaceutical regulation, primary care and hospital facilities. Each chapter concludes with a section on recent developments.
Two general chapters compare the overall finance systems and reimbursement systems and professional and hospital payments in the countries described. The final chapter examines recent developments.