Introduction to U. S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America / Edition 2

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Overview

Home to the world's most advanced medical practices, the United States spends more on health care than any other country. At the same time, treatment is harder to get in the United States than in most other industrialized nations. Benchmark statistics such as infant mortality and life expectancy reveal a society that is not nearly as healthy as it could be. This comprehensive analysis introduces the various organizations and institutions that make the U.S. health care system work-or fail to work, as the case may be. It identifies historical, social, political, and economic forces that shape this system and create policy dilemmas that are all too familiar.

Donald A. Barr examines the structure of U.S. health care and insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. He addresses the shift to for-profit managed care and how it may affect the delivery of care; the pharmaceutical industry and the impact of pharmaceutical policy; issues of long-term care; and the plight of the uninsured. The new edition also covers recent developments in such areas as prescription drugs, medical errors, and nursing shortages.

About the Author:
Donald A. Barr, M.D., PH.D., is an associate professor of sociology and human biology at Stanford University

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Barr's book is intended to inform the reader of the complex history of health care in the United States.

— Katarzyna Kowalska

JAMA

This book stands out for its emphasis on the historical roots of modern health care institutions... Barr's new book has much to recommend it.

Future Survey

Excellent starting point for exploring the complexities of US healthcare.

Future Survey

Excellent starting point for exploring the complexities of U.S. healthcare.

JAMA

This book stands out for its emphasis on the historical roots of modern health care institutions... Barr's new book has much to recommend it.

Philosophy

A lucid and informative overview of the U.S. health system and the dilemmas policy makers currently face... Even those knowledgeable about the U.S. health care system are likely to find much to stimulate their thinking.

Choice

An excellent analysis and comprehensive study of the US health-care system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801885754
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2007
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Donald A. Barr, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor at Stanford University in the Department of Pediatrics. He is the author of Questioning the Premedical Paradigm: Enhancing Diversity in the Medical Profession a Century after the Flexner Report and Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health, both also published by Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Health, Health Care, and the Market Economy     1
Health Care as a Reflection of Underlying Cultural Values and Institutions     20
The Health Professions and the Organization of Health Care     52
Health Insurance, HMOs, and the Managed Care Revolution     79
Medicare     113
Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program     144
The Increasing Role of For-Profit Health Care     166
Pharmaceutical Policy and the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs     186
Long-Term Care     210
The Uninsured     224
Factors Other Than Health Insurance that Impede Access to Health Care     239
Key Policy Issues for Deciding the Direction of Health Care Reform     258
Where Do We Go from Here? Options for Health Care Reform     273
On-line Data Sources     287
References     291
Index     301
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