Health Policy and Nursing: Crisis and Reform in the U. S. Health Care Delivery System / Edition 2

Health Policy and Nursing: Crisis and Reform in the U. S. Health Care Delivery System / Edition 2

by Charlene Harrington, Carroll L. Estes, Carroll L. Estes

ISBN-10: 0763704040

ISBN-13: 9780763704049

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning

Product Details

Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
Nursing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

1Health Status of the Population and Vulnerable Groups5
Actual Causes of Death in the United States6
US Childhood Mortality, 1950 through 1993: Trends and Socioeconomic Differentials19
The Role of Race/Ethnicity and Social Class in Minority Health Status31
Health and Longevity41
Health Status, Medical Care Use, and Number of Disabling Conditions in the United States48
2Access to Care53
Care Denied: US Resident Who Are Unable to Obtain Needed Medical Services54
Prenatal Care and Public Policy: Lessons for Promoting Women's Health61
Issues in Rural Health: Access, Hospitals, and Reform71
A Policy of Inclusion for the Mentally Ill79
3Aging, Disability, and LTC89
The Aging Enterprise Revisited90
The Nursing Home Industry: Public Policy in the 1990s99
Home Health Care Outcomes Under Capitated and Fee-for-Service Payment110
A Political Economy Perspective on Frontline Workers in Long-Term Care121
4Organizational Change135
Health Care Paper Chase, 1993: The Cost to the Nation the States, and the District of Columbia136
Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Is It Adequate?142
Mergers and Acquisitions - Who Benefits? Who Loses?157
5Labor Issues163
Nursing in the Political and Economic Marketplace: Challenges for the 21st Century164
Health Care Workforce Priorities: What Nursing Should Do Now173
A Report Card on the Physician Work Force in the United States186
Critical Challenges: Revitalizing the Health Professions for the 21st Century196
6Quality of Care209
Error in Medicine210
Toward a 21st Century Quality-Measurement System for Managed-Care Organizations221
Time for a Checkup: HMOs Must Now Prove That They Are Providing Quality Care232
Performance Reports on Quality - Prototypes, Problems, and Prospects243
7Financing Health Care257
National Health Expenditure Projections, 1994-2005258
Extreme Risk - The New Corporate Proposition for Physicians271
Annual Report on American Industry277
Economic Analysis in Health Care283
8Public Financing297
Medicaid and Managed Care298
Medicaid Managed Care: Can It Work for Children?310
Medicare at 30: Preparing for the Future319
On Behalf of Older Women: Another Reason to Protect Medicare and Medicaid327
9Private Insurance and Managed Care333
The Medically Uninsured - Will They Always Be with Us?334
The Practice and Ethics of Risk-Related Health Insurance342
Managed Care Plan Performance Since 1980: A Literature Analysis351
Choice Matters: Enrolees' Views of Their Health Plans365
10International Health Systems: Comparison of the UK Canada, and Germany379
Re-minding Our Ps and Qs: Medical Cost Controls in Canada380
The Politics of Destruction: Rationing in the UK Health Care Market391
Who Has the Best Health Care System? A Second Look403
11Health Politics and Political Action415
Can Meaningful Health Policy Be Developed in a Political System?416
Advocating for Nursing429
Why Congress Did Not Enact Health Care Reform435
What Happened to Americans' Support for the Clinton Health Plan?442
Politics, Power, and Vested Interests: Washington at Work453
12Health Reform for the Future463
A National Health Program for the United States: A Physicians' Proposal464
A National Long-Term Care Program for the United States: A Caring Vision478
Politics and Public Health492

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