ISBN-10:
0750673222
ISBN-13:
9780750673228
Pub. Date:
10/12/2001
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Health Care in a Sick System: A Clinician's Perspective of Prospects for Change in America / Edition 1

Health Care in a Sick System: A Clinician's Perspective of Prospects for Change in America / Edition 1

by John P. Geyman MD

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ISBN-13: 9780750673228
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Major Trends Affecting Health Care; Cottage Industry to Mergers and Managed Care; Increased Technology and Complexity of Health Care Services; Incremental Medicalization of Health Care; Specialization and Subspecialization; Increased Public Expectations And Patients' Rights; An Aging Population And Shifting Content Of Health Care; Increasing Costs 0f Health Care; Decreasing Access to Health Care; Change of Locus of Control of Health Care; Conflicting Paradigms of Health Care; New Roles for Hospitals; Increased Impact of Litigation. Part Two: Where Are We Now?: Primary Care as a Battleground; Private Vs. Public Sectors and Public Health; Information Technology and Health Care; Attempts to Control Costs of Health Care; Attempts to Improve Access to Health Care; Quality of Health Care: Myth, Realities and Approaches to Improvement; Previous Attempts to Reform the System. Part Three: Where Can We Go From Here: Current Politics and Health Care Reform; Rationing in a "Free Market" Society: Myths and Realities; Organizational Options for a Failing Health Care "System"; Lessons from other Countries; Principles and Some Basic Pathways for Health Care Reform. Index

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