Assessing Health Care Reform

Assessing Health Care Reform

by Marilyn J. Field, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309049261

ISBN-13: 9780309049269

Pub. Date: 01/15/1993

Publisher: National Academies Press

This book establishes a framework for assessing health care reform proposals and their implementation. It helps clarify objectives, identifies issues to be addressed in proposals, distinguishes between short- and long-term expectations and achievements, and directs attention to important but sometimes neglected questions about the organization and provision of

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Overview

This book establishes a framework for assessing health care reform proposals and their implementation. It helps clarify objectives, identifies issues to be addressed in proposals, distinguishes between short- and long-term expectations and achievements, and directs attention to important but sometimes neglected questions about the organization and provision of health care services.

In addition, the volume presents a discussion and analysis of issues essential to achieving fundamental goals of health care reform: to maintain and improve health and well-being, to make basic health coverage universal, and to encourage the efficient use of limited resources.

The book is a useful resource for anyone developing or assessing options for reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309049269
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/15/1993
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preamble1
Extending Access to Health Care5
Barriers to Access6
Financial Access7
More than Financial Access15
Containing Health Care Costs21
Costs in Context21
Elements of a Strategy22
Moving from General to Specific Policies27
Assuring the Quality of Care33
Defining Quality34
Quality Measurement and Improvement35
Clinical Practice Guidelines39
Specific Implications41
Financing Reform45
Improving the Infrastructure for Effective Change51
Governance and Administration52
Human and Physical Capital55
Knowledge Development58
Public Health Policies and Programs64
Other Infrastructure Issues65
Conclusion71
References73

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