Managed Care and Modernization: A Practitioner's Guide

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Managed Care and Modernization is a handbook for healthcare managers and practitioners. Its primary aim is to give practitical guidance on applying managed care techniques as part of the modernization of health services. David Cochrane and his contributors contextualize managed care, reviewing current policy and practice and exploring the major challenges facing health services. Throughout, they are concerned to assist practitioners in service design, delivery and management to adapt the techniques of managed care to their own needs and contexts. They draw on key examples from both American and British experience to indicate how managed care works in practice and how important is its development to the modernization of health services. This book is essential reading for all those involved in healthcare reform.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335205868
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Managed care and modernization 1
Pt. 1 Contexts 5
1 Managed care at the crossroads 7
2 Managed care: an American practitioner's perspective 27
3 The NHS modernization agenda 45
Pt. 2 Managed care in practice 67
4 The new primary care is managed care 69
5 Evidence-based medicine in practice 88
6 Utilization management in primary and community care 110
7 Utilization management in acute in-patient care 124
8 Case management of 'at-risk' older people 140
9 Managed care and mental health 155
Pt. 3 Developing the managed care agenda 175
10 Benchmarking in healthcare performance management 177
11 Modernizing the healthcare workforce 200
12 The consumer - last but not least 215
Index 226
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