Competitive Managed Care: The Emerging Health Care System / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
The Emerging U.S. Health Care SystemThe first comprehensive assessment of the new managed care and itspotential for addressing the health delivery problems facing thenation.Stephen M. Shortell, A. C. Buehler, Distinguished Professor ofHealth Services Management and professor of organization behavior,J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, NorthwesternUniversityA distinguished group of sixteen health care experts identify andassess the challenges and opportunities raised by the U.S.'semerging competitive health care system. This timely book looks atthe managed forms of care that are thriving in today's competitivebottom line environment. A thoughtful commentary on the major trAnds in healthcare, this book provides a much needed resource for health careproviders and government policymakers.
About the Author
JOHN D. WILKERSON Kelly J. Devers, and Ruth S. Given collaborated on this book while they were Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in the Health Policy Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley. John D. Wilkerson is assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington, Seattle. Kelly J. Devers is an expert appointee at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Center for Organization and Delivery. Ruth S. Given is director of the Department of Health Care Policy at the California Medical Association.
Table of Contents
UNDERSTANDING COMPETITIVE MANAGED CARE.The Emerging Competitive Managed Care Marketplace (J. Wilkerson, etal.).Perspectives and Evidence on Efficiency in Managed CareOrganizations (H. Luft).PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES.The Role of Purchasing Groups (L.Bergthold & L. Solomon).Exercising Purchasing Power for Prevention (H. Schauffler & T.Rodriguez).The Challenge of Measuring and Monitoring Quality (A.Bindman).The Future of the Health Professions Under Managed Care (E. O'Neil& L. Finnocchio).Inside the System: The Patient-Physician Relationship in the Era ofManaged Care (H. Waitzkin & J. Fishman).PUBLIC SECTOR INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES.Ensuring Competition in the Market for HMO Services (R.Given).State-Sponsored Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives:California's "HIPC" (T. Buchmueller).Managing the Managed Care Revolution: States and the New Medicaid(M. Sparer).The Challenges of Implementing Market-Based Reform for PublicClients (K. Devers).Messing with Medicare: Markets and Politics in the 104th Congress(J. Wilkerson).Lessons for the United States: Britain's Experience with ManagedCompetition (D. Light).Conclusion: The Potential and Limits of Competitive Managed Care.