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Developed by the Institute for Health Policy of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, this edited collection brings together leading health services researchers on health reform and its impact on the essential hospital-physician relationship. These independent assessments cover such topics as accountable health care systems and the role of hospital/physician collaboration and alignment; research findings on physician/hospital collaboration and alignment; and operational issues, and practical models. The book serves as a reference for physician and hospital leaders, policymakers, regulators, academics, analysts, students, the media, and stakeholders.
1 Introduction and Vision (Francis J. Crosson and Laura A. Tollen).
2 History of Physician-Hospital Collaboration: Obstacles and Opportunities (Lawton R. Burns, Jeff C. Goldsmith and Ralph W. Muller).
3 Achieving the Vision: Structural Change (Stephen M. Shortell, Lawrence P. Casalino and Elliott S. Fisher).
4 Achieving the Vision: Payment Reform (Stuart Guterman and Anthony Shih).
5 Achieving the Vision: Operational Challenges and Improvement (Bruce Genovese).
6 Overcoming Barriers to Improved Collaboration and Alignment: Legal and Regulatory Issues (Robert F. Leibenluft and William M. Sage).
7 Overcoming Barriers to Improved Collaboration and Alignment: Governance Issues (Jeffrey Alexander, Gary Young and Commentary by James DeNuccio).
8 Overcoming Barriers to Improved Collaboration and Alignment: Cultural Issues (Katherine A. Schneider).
9 Special Issues for Net Hospitals and Clinics (Benjamin K. Chu).
10 Special Issues for Academic Medical Centers (David Posch and Commentary Darrell G. Kirch)
11 What Needs to Happen Next? (Francis J. Crosson).