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Health care in America : can our ailing system be healed?

Author: John P Geyman
Publisher: Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This pragmatic, objective approach to the complex issues surrounding the U.S. health care system successfully bridges the world of health economists/health analysts/policy makers with that of clinicians. Focusing on the main problems-escalating costs, limitations of access, and a wide variety of quallity care-this unique book helps you better understand the rapidly changing and complex world of health care"--Back  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Geyman
ISBN: 0750673222 9780750673228
OCLC Number: 47023549
Description: xiv, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Major Trends Affecting Health Care. 1. Cottage Industry to Mergers and Managed Care. 2. Increased Technology and Complexity of Health Care Services. 3. Incremental Medicalization of Health Care. 4. Specialization and Subspecialization. 5. Increased Public Expectations and Patients' Rights. 6. An Aging Population and the Shifting Content of Health Care. 7. Increasing Costs of Health Care. 8. Decreasing Access to Health Care. 9. Change of Locus of Control of Health Care. 10. Conflicting Paradigms of Health Care. 11. New Roles for Hospitals. 12. Increased Impact of Litigation --
pt. 2. Where Are We Now? 13. Primary Care as a Battleground. 14. Private versus Public Sectors and Public Health. 15. Information Technology and Health Care. 16. Attempts to Control the Costs of Health Care. 17. Attempts to Improve Access to Health Care. 18. The Quality of Health Care: Myths, Reality, and Approaches to Improvement. 19. Previous Attempts to Reform the System --
pt. 3. Where Can We Go from Here? 20. Current Politics and Health Care Reform. 21. Rationing in a "Free Market" Society: Myths and Reality. 22. Organizational Options for a Failing Health Care "System" 23. Lessons from Other Countries. 24. Principles and Some Basic Pathways for Health Care Reform.
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"This pragmatic, objective approach to the complex issues surrounding the U.S. health care system successfully bridges the world of health economists/health analysts/policy makers with that of clinicians. Focusing on the main problems-escalating costs, limitations of access, and a wide variety of quallity care-this unique book helps you better understand the rapidly changing and complex world of health care"--Back cover.

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