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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is a series of essays on financing long term care for the nation.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss the academic and philosophical underpinnings of financing long-term care.
Audience: The audience is public policy makers, healthcare administrators, and academic gerontologists.
Features: The book is beautifully printed.
Assessment: This book is a series of essays on policy considerations of financing long-term care. Discussed from theoretical points of view, it fails to communicte an understanding of the pleuralistic nature of health values, family constellations, health beliefs, comorbid psychiatric illness, regional variations, and the effect of economic status on the central themes.