Changing the U. S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management / Edition 2by Ronald M. Andersen, Thomas H. Rice, Gerald F. Kominski
The second 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, controlling costs, and ensuring quality. Written by a stellar panel of experts in the field of health care policy, this second edition highlights the most recent… See more details below
The second 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, controlling costs, and ensuring quality. Written by a stellar panel of experts in the field of health care policy, this second edition highlights the most recent research relevant to health policy issues. This valuable resource also includes analyses of current health care policy challenges and presents a wide range of viable solutions. In addition, the book contains an overview of the opportunities in the growing fields of public health and health policy. The contributors explore in-depth the possibilities for public health and policy reform. For example, they present a multidisciplinary approach and offer effective proposals for the improvement of health care services for vulnerable populations such as low income women, children, and families, and the growing number of homeless people. They also address health care issues that affect populations with special needs including the elderly, who need long-term care, and the HIV/AIDS community. Changing the U.S. Health Care System examines preventative health care and public health services and features valuable information on a wide range of topics including:A review of medical malpractice liabilityThe ethics of public health and health care servicesThe appropriate role of competitive markets versus the regulatory role of governmentThe fragmented system of children's health servicesThe provision and financing of mental health servicesProspects for Medicare reform Health care professionals and policy managers, health care policy researchers and analysts, and students will find Changing the U.S. Health Care System to be an essential text for fully understanding public health, health policy, and the possibility of reform. Ronald M. Andersen is the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor of Health Services and professor in the department of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles Thomas H. Rice is professor, department of health services, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Gerald F. Kominski is associate professor, department of health services and associate director, Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. They are the coeditors of the first edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System (Jossey-Bass, 1996).
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview (R. Andersen, et al.).
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.
Improving Access to Care in America: Individual and Contextual Indicators (R. Andersen & P. Davidson).
Public Policies to Extend Health Care Coverage (E. Brown).
COSTS OF HEALTH CARE.
Measuring Health Care Costs and Trends (T. Rice).
Containing Health Care Costs (T. Rice & G. Kominski).
Pharmaceutical Prices and Expenditures (S. Schweitzer & W. Comanor).
QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE.
Measuring Outcomes and Health-Related Quality of Life (P. Ganz & M. Litwin).
Evaluating the Quality of Care (E. McGlynn & R. Brook).
Public Release of Information on Quality (E. McGlynn & J. Adams).
Long-Term Care and the Elderly Population (S. Wallace, et al.).
AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for Health Services and Public Health (D. Mosen, et al.).
Health Reform for Children and Families (N. Halfon, et al.).
Mental Health Services and Policy Issues (S. Ettner).
Women's Health: Key Issues in Access to Insurance Coverage and to Services Among Nonelderly Women (R. Wyn & B. Solis).
Homeless Persons (L. Gelberg & L. Arangua).
DIRECTIONS FOR CHANGE.
Managed Care and the Growth of Competition (G. Kominski & G. Melnick).
Medicare Reform (J. Black & G. Kominski).
The Role of Prevention (C. Lewis)
Public Health and Personal Health Services (L. Breslow & J. Fielding).
The Continuing Issue of Medical Malpractice Liability (R. Roemer).
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services (P. Rosenau & R. Roemer).
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