9780838590751

Understanding Health Policy : A Clinical Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780838590751

  • ISBN10:

    0838590756

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/1998
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Numerous case examples illustrate fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, primary care, and physician and hospital payment. In addition, this book does a superior job linking policy issues to the practice of medicine. The second edition features a brand new chapter on payment in managed care.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
1. Introduction: The Changing US Health Care System
1(6)
2. Paying for Health Care
7(14)
3. Access to Health Care
21(26)
4. Reimbursing Health Care Providers
47(16)
5. Capitation Payment in Managed Care
63(14)
6. How Health Care Is Organized-I
77(20)
7. How Health Care Is Organized-II
97(18)
8. Painful Versus Painless Cost Control
115(16)
9. Mechanisms for Controlling Costs
131(22)
10. Long-Term Care
153(14)
11. The Prevention of Illness
167(24)
12. The Quality of Health Care
191(24)
13. Medical Ethics & the Rationing of Health Care
215(26)
14. Health Care in Three Nations
241(18)
15. National Health Insurance
259(14)
16. The Ascendance of Managed Care
273(18)
17. Conclusion: Tensions & Challenges
291(6)
18. Questions & Discussion Topics
297(12)
Index 309

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