Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Richard  Saltman

Professor

Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Dr Saltman's research focuses on the structure and behavior of European health care systems. He has written extensively about numerous production side-topics including reforms in primary health care and in hospital organizations—particularly in tax-funded health systems in Northern Europe. He has also edited volumes on decentralization and on social health insurance systems in Europe. Current projects include the relationship between stability and stasis in hospital organization, the impact of slower economic growth for national health policymaking, the changing role of solidarity, and the expanding role of patient responsibility as part of co-production of health services.

Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

, GA

Phone: (404) 727-8743

Fax: (404) 727-9198

Email: rsaltma@sph.emory.edu

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Education

  • BA 1969, Dartmouth College
  • MA 1971, Dartmouth College
  • PhD 1980, Stanford University

Courses Taught

  • HPM 570: Comparative Health Systems
  • HPM 785: Special Topics: HSRHP
  • HPM 570: Comparative Health Systems
  • HPM 798R: Pre-Candidacy Research
  • HPM 750: How Health Policymakers Think

Affiliations & Activities

Emory University, Department of Political Science

Associate Director of Research Policy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels

Co-director, Swedish Forum on Health Policy, Stockholm

Publications

  • , , Governing Public Hospitals: Recent Strategies and the Movement Toward Institutional Autonomy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, Occasional Series No. 25,
  • , , Home Care in Europe, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels , ,
  • , , Nordic Health Care Systems: Recent Reforms and Current Policy Challenges , Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, London, ,
  • , , Decentralization in Health Care: Strategies and Outcomes, Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, London., ,
  • , , Regulating Incentives: The Past and Future Role of the State in Health Care Systems, Social Science and Medicine, 54, 1677-1684
  • , , Conceptualizing Decentralization in European Health Systems: A Functional Perspective, Health Economics, Policy and Law, 1(12), 127-147
  • , , Renovating the Commons: Swedish Health Care Reforms in Perspective, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law , 30(1), 253-276
  • , , Improving Health Security: A Pilot Study from Finland Linking Disability and Health Expenditures, Health Policy , 87(2), 119-127
  • , , The Melting Public-Private Boundary in European Health Care Systems, European Journal of Public Health , 13(1), 24-29
  • , , Building Primary Care in a Changing Europe , Occasional Series, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, Vol I; Vol II, ,
  • , , Assessing Chronic Disease Management in European Health Systems. Occasional Studies Series No. 37 , European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, ,
  • , , United States of America. Health in Transition (HiT) Series, Vol. 15, No. 3, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, ,
  • , , Recent Health System Governance Reforms. Occasional Series, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, (Earlier version published as “Comparative Governance Arrangements in Eleven Countries” in Appendix 4 of Slutbetankande av Statens Vard och Omsorgutredning (Final Report of The Swedish Government’s Commission on Health and Social Care), SOU 2012:33, Stockholm, May 2012, pp. 289-374.), ,
  • , , Home Care Across Europe Current Structure and Future Challenges; occasional series , European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels, ,
  • , , Health Reform in Finland: Current Proposals and Unresolved Challenges (article forthcoming) , Health Economics Policy and Law, ,
  • , , Uncomfortable Realities: Making Real Change Inside Real Institutions in a Consolidating Hospital Sector (article forthcoming) , BMC Health Services Research, Special Issue: "Medicine and Management in European Hospitals," I. Kirkpatrick, E. Kuhlmann, K. Hartley, F. Lega, eds. , ,
  • , , Governance, Government and the Search for New Provider Models,, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.198, ,
  • , , Can Decentralization and Personal Responsibility Help Re-Structure the NHS? (forthcoming), , In: E. Stubbs, ed, Universal Healthcare for Tomorrow, Civitas, London, ,
  • , , Health Sector Solidarity: A Core European Value but with Widely Varying Content, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, DOI: 10.1186/2045-4015-4-5, ,
  • , , New Strategies for Elderly Care in Denmark and Norway, Eurohealth 21 (2): 23-26., ,
  • , , Health Reform in Finland: Current Proposals and Unresolved Challenges (forthcoming), Health Economics Policy and Law, ,
  • , , Commentary on choice policies in Northern European health systems, Health Economics Policy and Law, Vol 10, No. 4, Oct 2015, 455-461
  • , , The Palgrave International Handbook on Healthcare Policy and Governance, , , 23-36
  • , , The Palgrave International Handbook on Healthcare Policy and Governance, , , 443-461
  • , , Re-Structuring Health Systems for an Era of Prolonged Austerity, British Medical Journal: BMJ , 346: f3972 DOI: 10.11136/bmj.f3976,
  • , , Innovative Strategies in Governing Public Hospitals, Eurohealth 19 (1) , , 3-8
  • , , Consolidating National Authority in Nordic Health Systems, Eurohealth 18 (3), 21-25, (Reprinted in edited form as “After Decades of Decentralization, the State Now has a Growing Role in Nordic health Systems,” EUROPP BLOG, London School of Economics, 11 March 2013), , ,
  • , , Can Public Hospitals Re-invent Themselves? Weighing the Evidence from Tax-Funded Health Systems in Europe, International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics 2(1), , 37-44
  • , , Health Sector Innovation and Partnership: Policy Reponses to the New Economic Context, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 50th Anniversary Meeting on Health, Invited Paper, 22 June, Paris, DELSA/HEA (2011)17. Re-printed in M. Pearson et. al., eds., Strategies for Dealing with Patients with Multiple Morbidities, OECD, Paris., ,