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Thomas H. Rice is vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor of health services, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health.
Gerald F. Kominski is professor in the Department of Health Services, associate dean for academic programs, and associate director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.
Table of Contents
|Figures and Tables|
|Introduction and Overview|
|Access to Health Care|
|Improving Access to Care in America: Individual and Contextual Indicators|
|Ethnic Disparities in Health Status|
|Disparities in Health Care|
|Public Policies to Extend Health Care Coverage|
|Costs of Health Care|
|Measuring Health Care Costs and Trends|
|Containing Health Care Costs|
|Controlling Pharmaceutical Prices and Expenditures|
|Quality of Health Care|
|Measuring Outcomes and Health-Related Quality of Life|
|Evaluating the Quality of Care|
|Public Release of Information on Quality|
|Health Care Information Systems|
|Performance Measurement of Nursing Care|
|Long-Term Care and the Elderly Population|
|AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for Health Services and Public Health|
|Health Reform for Children and Families|
|Mental Health Services and Policy Issues|
|Women's Health: Key Issues in Access to Health Insurance Coverage and to Services Among Nonelderly Women|
|Directions for Change|
|Managed Care and the Growth of Competition|
|Public Health and Personal Health Services|
|The Continuing Issue of Medical Malpractice Liability|
|Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services|
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