Japanese Health Policy

Health care in Japan is changing.

Know the basics so you can better understand how.


Background

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A look into the disease and demographic structure of Japan

A review of background and key moments in Japanese health care history


Japanese major Legislation and history

Process and Players

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An overview of how the Japanese government is structured


A look into how health policy is made in Japan


An overview of the main health policy players in Japan

Insurance System

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The basics of the Japanese health insurance system


An overview of long-term care insurance


Learn how private insurance fits into the system

The Healthcare Delivery System


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A look into health expenditures in Japan

Type of medical facilities and hospital beds in Japan

Trend of numbers of medical professionals in Japan

Regional medical care visions and other major policies

Medical Cost Optimization Measures


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Action for medical cost optimization

Promotion of lifestyle disease countermeasures

Medical Drug/Medical Device


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The process to manufacture, distribute and sell new drugs

Definition, prescription and dispensing of generic drugs

Segmentation of prescription drugs and non-prescription drugs


Medical device classification and approval

Financing

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Trend in medical expenditures and funding source

Structure and revision process of the Medical Service Fee System

An overview of how Japan manages health care costs

Indications for the Future


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Indications for the future in the healthcare arena

Supplement: Interview – Envisioning future healthcare policies


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Interviews were conducted with leading experts on the Japanese national healthcare system

We have received financial support from The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) for the translation to English.