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History and Health Policy in the United States: Putting the Past Back In / Edition 1

History and Health Policy in the United States: Putting the Past Back In / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780813538389
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Rutgers Series in Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 152.40(w) x 228.60(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rosemary A. Stevens is DeWitt Wallace distinguished scholar in social medicine and public policy at Weill Cornell Medical College and professor emerita of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles E. Rosenberg is a professor of the history of science and Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the social sciences at Harvard University.

Lawton R. Burns is the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of health care systems at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword   David Mechanic     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction   Rosemary A. Stevens     1
Actors and Interpretations
Anticipated Consequences: Historians, History, and Health Policy   Charles E. Rosenberg     13
The More Things Stay the Same the More They Change: The Odd Interplay between Government and Ideology in the Recent Political History of the U.S. Health-Care System   Lawrence D. Brown     32
Medical Specialization as American Health Policy: Interweaving Public and Private Roles   Rosemary A. Stevens     49
Rhetoric, Rights, Responsibilities
Patients or Health-Care Consumers? Why the History of Contested Terms Matters   Nancy Tomes     83
The Democratization of Privacy: Public-Health Surveillance and Changing Conceptions of Privacy in Twentieth-Century America   Amy L. Fairchild     111
Building a Toxic Environment: Historical Controversies over the Past and Future of Public Health   Gerald Markowitz   David Rosner     130
Priorities and Politics
Situating Health Risks: An Opportunity for Disease-Prevention Policy   Robert A. Aronowitz     153
The Jewel in the Federal Crown? History, Politics, and the National Institutes of Health   Robert Cook-Deegan   Michael McGeary     176
AMarriage of Convenience: The Persistent and Changing Relationship between Long-Term Care and Medicaid   Colleen M. Grogan     202
Policy Management and Results
Rhetoric, Realities, and the Plight of the Mentally Ill in America   David Mechanic   Gerald N. Grob     229
Emergency Rooms: The Reluctant Safety Net   Beatrix Hoffman     250
Policy Implications of Hospital System Failures: The Allegheny Bankruptcy   Lawton R. Burns   Alexandra P. Burns     273
The Rise and Decline of the HMO: A Chapter in U.S. Health-Policy History   Bradford H. Gray     309
Contributors     341
Index     345

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