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The Fourth Edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System addresses the key topics in health care policy and management, presenting evidence-based views of current issues. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field who integrates evidence to explain the current condition and presents support for needed change. The book examines all the levers in the setting and implementation of health policy, and includes extensive coverage of impact of the Affordable Care Act, particularly on Medicare, Medicaid, and large and small group insurance markets. Also new to this edition is expanded coverage of nursing, disease management, mental health, women's health, children's health, and care for the homeless.
Gerald F. Kominski, PhD, is professor, Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and director of UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. He is co-developer of the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model currently being used to estimate eligibility and enrollment in health insurance exchanges in California and Hawaii.
Table of Contents
Figures And Tables
Foreword To The Third Edition
Foreword To The Fourth Edition
Part One: Access To Health Care
Chapter 1 Changing The U.S. Health Care System: The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act
Chapter 2 Improving Access To Care In America
Chapter 3 Ethnic Disparities In Health Status
Chapter 4 Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Health Care
Chapter 5 Multilevel Social Determinants Of Health
Chapter 6 Public Policies To Extend Health Care Coverage
Chapter 7 Private Health Insurance
Part Two: Costs Of Health Care
Chapter 8 Measuring Health Care Costs And Trends
Chapter 9 Containing Health Care Costs
Chapter 10 Promoting Pharmaceutical Access While Controlling Prices And Expenditures
Part Three: Quality Of Health Care
Chapter 11 Measuring Health-Related Quality Of Life And Other Outcomes
Chapter 12 Evaluating The Quality Of Care
Chapter 13 Public Release Of Information On Quality
Chapter 14 Health Care Information Systems
Chapter 15 Performance Measurement Of Nursing Care
Part Four: Special Populations
Chapter 16 Long-Term Services And Supports For The Elderly Population
Chapter 17 HIV And Aids In The Twenty-First Century
Chapter 18 Health Reform For Children And Families
Chapter 19 Homeless Persons
Part Five: Directions For Change
Chapter 20 Changing The Us Health Care Delivery System
Chapter 21 Medicare Reform
Chapter 22 Public Health And Clinical Care
Chapter 23 Strengthening The Safety Net
Chapter 24 Ethical Issues In Public Health And Health Services