ISBN-10:
1589016319
ISBN-13:
9781589016316
Pub. Date:
02/17/2010
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, and Interests in Organ Transplantation

Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, and Interests in Organ Transplantation

by David L. Weimer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589016316
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2010
Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David L. Weimer is professor of public affairs and political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a former president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He is the coauthor of Organizational Report Cards; Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice; and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice.

Table of Contents

IllustrationsPrefaceAbbreviations and Acronyms

1. Medical Governance: Important but Neglected

2. Balancing Values, Expertise, and Interests

3. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

4. Expanding Organ Supply

5. Liver Allocation and the Final Rule

6. Incremental Response to Racial Disparity in Kidney Allocation

7. The Kidney Allocation Review: Can The OPTN Make Nonincremental Change?

8. How and How Well Does the OPTN Govern?

9. Is the OPTN a Viable and Desirable Model in Other Medical Contexts?

References

Index

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William Gormley

A fascinating exploration of private rulemaking where the stakes are life and death. Institutional policy analysis at its best.

From the Publisher

"A tightly written, carefully researched volume that speaks to multiple audiences; it will be of interest to professionals and academics, yet remains accessible for use in advanced undergraduate courses in policy analysis and public administration. The question of whether privately administered rulemaking is an appropriate vehicle to allocate a scarce public good such as human organs will be of interest to political scientists, policy analysts, and students of health policy." -- Robert B. Hackey, Providence College

"This book not only provides an excellent case study about an important health policy issue, it helps to fill a significant gap in the public administration literature. It identifies the right questions and generates a host of hypotheses that are likely to be explored by scholars in the field for years." -- Michael K. Gusmano, Department of Health Policy and Management, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn

"In this important and penetrating book, David Weimer uses the fascinating case of organ transplantation in the United States to produce fresh insights into the role of values, professional authority, technical expertise, and political influence in the health care arena.... Weimer's thoughtful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative medical governance models could not be more timely. This significant book deserves to find a wide audience among policymakers, analysts, and concerned citizens." -- Eric Patashnik, professor and associate dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

"A fascinating exploration of private rulemaking where the stakes are life and death. Institutional policy analysis at its best." -- William Gormley, interim dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and professor of government and public policy, Georgetown University

Michael K. Gusmano

This book not only provides an excellent case study about an important health policy issue, it helps to fill a significant gap in the public administration literature. It identifies the right questions and generates a host of hypotheses that are likely to be explored by scholars in the field for years.

Robert B. Hackey

A tightly written, carefully researched volume that speaks to multiple audiences; it will be of interest to professionals and academics, yet remains accessible for use in advanced undergraduate courses in policy analysis and public administration. The question of whether privately administered rulemaking is an appropriate vehicle to allocate a scarce public good such as human organs will be of interest to political scientists, policy analysts, and students of health policy.

Eric Patashnik

In this important and penetrating book, David Weimer uses the fascinating case of organ transplantation in the United States to produce fresh insights into the role of values, professional authority, technical expertise, and political influence in the health care arena. . . . Weimer's thoughtful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative medical governance models could not be more timely. This significant book deserves to find a wide audience among policymakers, analysts, and concerned citizens.

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