Managed Care and Modernization: A Practitioner's Guide

Managed Care and Modernization: A Practitioner's Guide

by Sherry Aliotta, David Colin-Thome, Cochrane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335205860

ISBN-13: 9780335205868

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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

Overview

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.

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 contributorsix
List of abbreviationsxi
Introduction: Managed care and modernization1
Part 1Contexts5
1Managed care at the crossroads7
2Managed care: an American practitioner's perspective27
3The NHS modernization agenda45
Part 2Managed care in practice67
4The new primary care is managed care69
5Evidence-based medicine in practice88
6Utilization management in primary and community care110
7Utilization management in acute in-patient care124
8Case management of 'at-risk' older people140
9Managed care and mental health155
Part 3Developing the managed care agenda175
10Benchmarking in healthcare performance management177
11Modernizing the healthcare workforce200
12The consumer - last but not least215
Index226

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