9780071423113

Understanding Health Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071423113

  • ISBN10:

    0071423117

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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Summary

"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States." -Annals of Internal Medicine, on the First Edition The #1 text on health policy, this well-known book provides a short introduction to U.S. health care policy by two leading experts who are themselves practicing physicians. The Fourth Edition features the latest information on cost containment, health insurance, managed care, hospital payment, and the new two-tier model of physician reimbursement.

Author Biography

Thomas S. Bodenheimer, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco Kevin Grumbach, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: The Paradox of Excess & Deprivation
1(3)
Paying for Health Care
4(11)
Access to Health Care
15(15)
Reimbursing Health Care Providers
30(9)
Capitation Payment in Managed Care
39(7)
How Health Care Is Organized---I
46(13)
How Health Care Is Organized---II
59(10)
Painful Versus Painless Cost Control
69(11)
Mechanisms for Controlling Costs
80(13)
Long-Term Care
93(9)
The Prevention of Illness
102(12)
The Quality of Health Care
114(15)
Medical Ethics & the Rationing of Health Care
129(14)
Health Care in Four Nations
143(15)
National Health Insurance
158(9)
Conflict & Change in America's Health Care System
167(9)
The Health Care Workforce
176(11)
Conclusion: Tensions & Challenges
187(3)
Questions & Discussion Topics
190(7)
Index 197

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