9780787985240

Changing the U. S. Health Care System : Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787985240

  • ISBN10:

    0787985244

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/2/2007
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

The third edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System is a thoroughly revised and updated compendium of the most current thought on three key components of health care policy-improving access, ensuring quality, and controlling costs. Written by a panel of health care policy experts, this third edition highlights the most recent research relevant to health policy and management issues. New chapters address topics such as the disparities in health and in health care, information systems, and performance in the area of nursing. Revisions to chapters from the previous edition emphasize the most recent developments in the field.

Author Biography

Ronald M. Andersen is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the University of California, Los Angeles, department of Health Services and Sociology. Previously he was professor at the University of Chicago and director of Center for Health Administration Studies.

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
Foreword
The Editors
The Authors
Introduction and Overview
Acknowledgments
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
Special Populations
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
Homeless Persons
Directions for Change
Managed Care and the Growth of Competition
Medicare Reform
Public Health and Personal Health Services
The Continuing Issue of Medical Malpractice Liability
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services
Index
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