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Health policy : crisis and reform in the U.S. health care delivery system

Author: Charlene Harrington; Carroll L Estes; Cassandra Crawford
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene Harrington; Carroll L Estes; Cassandra Crawford
ISBN: 0763707538 9780763707538
OCLC Number: 53138750
Description: xvii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Health Policy --
Ch. 1. Health Politics and Political Action --
What It Is and How It Works / Lester E. Block --
Primer on Policy: The Legislative Process at the Federal Level / Sara Hart and Nadine Jackson --
Making the Political Process Work / Catherine J. Dodd --
Myths as Barriers to Health Care Reform in the United States / John P. Geyman --
Why Congress Did Not Enact Health Care Reform / Vincente Navarro --
pt. II. Health Status and Access to Care --
Ch. 2. Health Status of the Population and Vulnerable Groups --
Is U.S. Health Really the Best in the World? / Barbara Starfield --
Case for More Active Policy Attention to Health Promotion / J. Michael McGinnis, Pamela Williams-Russo and James R. Knickman --
Women s Health Issues Across the Life Span / Roberta Wyn and and Beatriz Solis --
Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings From Community Studies / David R. Williams, Harold W. Neighbors and James S. Jackson --
Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care / Institute of Medicine --
Incorporating Socioeconomic Factors into U.S. Health Policy: Addressing the Barriers / S. Leonard Syme, Bonnie Lefkowitz and Barbara Kivimae Krimgold --
Ch. 3. Access to Care --
Uninsured and Their Access to Health Care / Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured --
Millions of Mothers Lack Health Insurance Coverage in the United States / Jocelyn Guyer, Mathew Broaddus and Annie Dude --
Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late / Institute of Medicine --
Adequacy of Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in the United States / Philip S. Wang, Olga Demler and Ronald C. Kessler --
Full Parity: Steps Toward Treatment Equity for Mental and Addictive Disorders / Kevin D. Hennessy and Howard H. Goldman --
Ch. 4. Aging and Long-Term Care --
2030 Problem: Caring for Aging Baby Boomers / James R. Knickman and Emily K. Snell --
Political Economy of Community-Based Long-Term Care / Marty Lynch and Carroll L. Estes --
Improving Medicare to Respond to Chronic Disease Issues / Marty Lynch, Carroll L. Estes and Mauro Hernandez --
Providing Care at the End of Life: Do Medicare Rules Impede Good Care? / Haiden A. Huskamp, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Virginia Wang and Joseph P. Newhouse --
Informalization of Long-Term Caregiving: A Gender Lens / Carroll L. Estes and Donna M. Zulman --
pt. III. Health Care Delivery System Issues --
Ch. 5. Organizational Change --
Exploding the Merger Myth in U.S. Health Care / Martin Kitchener --
Hospital Staffing, Organization, and Quality of Care: Cross-National Findings / Linda H. Aiken, Sean P. Clarke and Douglas M. Sloane --
Changes in Hospital Competitive Strategy: A New Medical Arms Race? / Kelly J. Devers, Linda R. Brewster and Lawrence P. Casalino --
Public Health Infrastructure: Rebuild or Redesign? / Nicole Lurie --
Primary Care: The Next Renaissance / Jonathan Showstack, Nicole Lurie, Eric B. Larson, Arlyss Anderson Rothman and Susan Hassmiller --
Ch. 6. Labor Issues --
Fighting Hand to Hand Over Physician Workforce Policy / Kevin Grumbach --
Nursing Shortage Redux: Turning the Corner on an Enduring Problem / Julie Sochalski --
Case for Diversity in the Health Care Workforce / Jordan J. Cohen, Barbara A. Gabriel and Charles Terrell --
Who Cares for Older Adults? Workforce Implications of an Aging Society / Christine Tassone Kovner, Mathy Mezey and Charlene Harrington --
Ch. 7. Quality of Care --
Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care in Hospitals in the United States / Jack Needleman, Peter Buerhaus, Soeren Mattke, Maureen Stewart and Katya Zelevinsky --
Nursing Facility Staffing Policy: A Case for Political Change / Charlene Harrington --
Health Plan Quality Data: The Importance of Public Reporting / Joseph W. Thompson, Sathiska D. Pinidiya, Kevin W. Ryan, Elizabeth D. McKinley, Shannon Alston, James E. Bost, Jessica Briefer French and Pippa Simpson --
Does Publicizing Hospital Performance Stimulate Quality Improvement Efforts? / Judith H. Hibbard, Jean Stockard and Martin Tusler --
pt. IV. Economics of Health Care --
Ch. 8. Financing Health Care --
Health Spending Projections for 2001-2011: The Latest Outlook / Stephen Heffler, Sheila Smith, Greg Won, M. Kent Clemens, Sean Keehan and Mark Zezza --
Economic Analysis in Health Care / Wendy Max --
It's the Prices, Stupid: Why the United States Is So Different from Other Countries / Gerard F. Anderson, Uwe E. Reinhardt, Peter S. Hussey and Varduhi Petrosyan --
Effects of Cost Sharing on Care Seeking and Health Status: Results from the Medical Outcomes Study / Mitchell D. Wong, Ronald Anderson, Cathy D. Sherbourne, Ron D. Hays and Martin F. Shapiro --
Ch. 9. Public Financing --
Medicaid: Lessons from a Decade / Diane Rowland and James R. Tallon, Jr. --
Medicaid for Children: Federal Mandates, Welfare Reform, and Policy Backsliding / Karl Kronebusch --
Medicare at a Glance / The Kaiser Family Foundation --
Comparing Medicare and Private Insurers: Growth Rates in Spending over Three Decades / Christina Boccuti and Marilyn Moon --
Affordable Prescriptions for the Elderly / Thomas S. Bodenheimer --
Women's Realities and Retirement Consequences / Older Women's League --
Women's Stake in the Social Security Debate / Older Women's League --
Ch. 10. Private Insurance and Managed Care --
Job-Based Health Insurance in 2001: Inflation hits Double Digits, Managed Care Retreats / Jon Gabel, Larry Levitt, Jeremy Pickreign, Heidi Whitmore, Erin Holve, Diane Rowland, Kelley Dhont and Samantha Hawkins --
HMO Plan Performance Update: An Analysis of the Literature, 1997-2001 / Robert H. Miller and Harold S. Luft --
Does Investor Ownership of Nursing Homes Compromise the Quality of Care? / Charlene Harrington, Steffie Woolhandler, Joseph Mullan, Helen Carillo and David U. Himmelstein --
Taking Care of Business: HMOs That Spend More on Administration Deliver Lower-Quality Care / David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler --
pt. V. Reforming the U.S. Health Care System --
Ch. 11. International Health Systems --
Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada / Raisa Berlin Deber --
Universal Health Care: Lessons from the British Experience / Donald W. Light --
Insights from Health Care in Germany / Christa Altenstetter --
Comparing Health Systems in Four Countries: Lessons for the United States / Lawrence D. Brown --
Comparison of Health Care System Views and Experiences in Five Nations, 2001 / Cathy Schoen, Robert J. Blendon, Catherine M. DesRoches and Robin Osborn --
Health and Equity in the World in the Era of "Globalization" / Vincente Navarro --
Ch. 12. Health Reform for the Future --
Policy Without Politics: The Limits of Social Engineering / Vincente Navarro --
Paying for National Health Insurance --
And Not Getting It / Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein --
Movement for Universal Health Insurance: Finding Common Ground / Thomas Bodenheimer --
Fresh Approach to Health Care in the United States: Improved and Expanded Medicare for All / John Conyers --
Labor Rekindles Reform / Andrew L. Stern --
National Health Insurance or Incremental Reform: Aim High, or at Our Feet? / David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler.
Responsibility: edited by Charlene Harrington, Carroll L. Estes. ; with assistance from Cassandra Crawford.
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