Judith Healy is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Regulation and Global Governance in the College of Asia and Pacific at the Australian National University. She conducts research on health sector governance and health systems around the world, including for the World Health Organization, the Commonwealth Fund New York and Rand Europe.
In this public seminar, Judith will examine different ways of comparing and analysing health systems, institutions, health policies and programs, drawing in part on the work of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Health policy makers often ask how does my country compare to others on measures of health systems and population health outcomes? We care about the reputation of our country but more importantly a comparative perspective offers an opportunity to learn from other countries. This is because while health systems face broadly similar problems (eg. constrained funds, shortages of nurses, sub-standard services) their responses may be very different - and so different solutions in one country may suggest better ways to do things for another country. Comparative health systems research now is a rapidly expanding field that encompasses multiple approaches and methods.
For more information on this seminar: http://menzieshealthpolicy.anu.edu.au/news-events/public-seminar-how-do-health-systems-compare