The European Observatory—an arm of the WHO with funding from the World Bank, national governments and universities—publishes a series of wonderful overviews of national health systems that they call HiT’s: Health Systems in Transition. Each book-length report provides a carefully researched, accessible, and thorough introduction of the institutional design, performance, and challenges facing the provision of healthcare in the country it reports on.
These reviews are tremendously helpful, and their only flaw has been the omission of the United States. Until now. Tom Rice, Pauline Rosenau (a department alum), Lynn Unruh, and Andrew Barnes (another department alum), have now come out with their first US HiT. It’s free to download! Check it out.