Healthcare in Japan
Japan national health insurance provides universal access for the country’s citizens. Henke, Kadonga, and Kanzler (2009) reported that the citizens of Japan “are historically among the world’s healthiest, living longer than those of any other country. Infant mortality rates are low, and Japan scores well on public-health metrics while consistently spending less on health care than most other developed countries do” (para.1). Research indicates, however, that the health system is straining to provide services to everyone who needs care.
Henke, N., Kadonaga, S., & Kanzler, L. (2009). Improving Japan’s health care system. The McKinsey Quarterly, 2, 54–63.
Read the information provided in “Health Care in Four Nations” in the textbook, the article by Henke, Kadonga, and Kanzler (2009), and additional research that you find about Japan’s healthcare system. Then answer the questions below.
- Compare and contrast the reasons for increasing demands on the healthcare systems in Japan and the United States.
- Compare and contrast the factors contributing to Japan’s projected rise in health care spending with to the reasons health care costs are rising in the United States.
- Compare the availability of hospital beds in Japan with the availability of hospital beds in the United States.
- Compare and contrast the quality of care standards found in the United States with the quality of care standards utilized in Japan.
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