Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition / Edition 1

Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition / Edition 1

by David Hyman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387257519

ISBN-13: 9780387257518

Pub. Date: 03/09/2006

Publisher: Springer US

Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition systematically examines the American health care system from a competition-oriented perspective. The volume surveys the performance of each major sector of the health care system, and identifies impediments to more effective competition. Improving Healthcare examines such issues as competition v. regulation,

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Improving Healthcare: A Dose of Competition systematically examines the American health care system from a competition-oriented perspective. The volume surveys the performance of each major sector of the health care system, and identifies impediments to more effective competition. Improving Healthcare examines such issues as competition v. regulation, public and private sector approaches to health care financing, cross-subsidies, licensure, provider market concentration, financial and clinical integration, payment for performance, quality, pharmacy benefit managers, direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, certificates of need, mandates, unionization, the significance of organizational status (nonprofit v. for-profit), and the role of antitrust and consumer protection in health care. It offers concrete recommendations to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of the American health care marketplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387257518
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/09/2006
Series:
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy Series, #9
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary.- Overview/Background.- Industry Snapshot and Competition Law: Physicians.- Industry Snapshot: Hospitals.- Competition Law: Hospitals.- Industry Snapshot: Insurance and Other Third Party Payment Programs.- 6: Competition Law: Insurers.- Industry Snapshot and Competition Law: Pharmaceuticals.- Miscellaneous Subjects.

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