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Medical care in the United States

Author: Eric F Oatman
Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson Co., 1978.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 50, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medical care in the United States.
New York : H.W. Wilson Co., 1978
(OCoLC)608829913
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric F Oatman
ISBN: 0824206223 9780824206222 0848206223 9780848206222
OCLC Number: 3729648
Description: 208 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Part one. The issues --
The question of quality --
Three centuries of medical care / Robert B. Greifinger and Victor William Sidel --
Unfit doctors / New York Times --
Your doctor is cramming / Patrick Young --
How nurses rate hospital care / Time --
II. The question of costs --
Health-cost crisis / Matt Clark [and others] --
Paying the doctor / Christine E. Bishop --
Why people are mad at doctors / Maurice Fox --
Costly drugs and supplies / James L. Goddard --
The cost of technology / Abigail Trafford Brett --
III. The question of payment --
Hospital costs and insurance / Martin Feldstein --
Public and private financing / Dorothy P. Rice --
Uninsured in America / Joh P. Allegrante --
Medicaid programs / Leda R. Judd --
Medicaid abuse / David C. Berliner --
Medicaid retrenchment / Robert W. Merry --
Medicare / Leda R. Judd --
The "rich" medicare docs / Lawrence Mosher --
IV. The question of availability --
Health care and the patient's needs / Mary W. Herman --
Why rural doctors are missing / John B. Dunne --
Too many doctors? / Paul Starr --
The right to health care / Benjamin B. Page --
Part two. The search for answers --
V. National health insurance --
Federal involvement in health care after 1945 / Leda R. Judd --
Needed : a national authority / Charles C. Edwards --
The dream whose time has come/ / Richard J. Margolis --
Major-risk insurance / Martin Feldstein --
AMA President discusses health-care costs / Sheila McGough --
VI. Health maintenance organizations --
Kaiser and the "desert doctors" : a way to cut medical bills / Lee Smith --
Containing the cost of employee health plans-with health maintenance organizations / Business Week --
Less may be enough / Alan Reynolds --
VII. Models from abroad --
The British National Health Service / Joseph G. Simanis --
Medical care in Sweden / Joseph L. Andrews.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 50, no. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Eric F. Oatman.

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