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Title Health policy and nursing : crisis and reform in the U.S. health care delivery system / edited by Charlene Harrington, Carroll L. Estes.
Imprint Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1997.
Edition 2nd ed.

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Series Jones and Bartlett publishers series in health sciences
Jones and Bartlett series in health sciences.
Subject Medical policy -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Nursing -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Finance.
Delivery of Health Care -- trends -- United States.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics -- United States.
Health Policy -- United States.
Health Care Reform -- United States.
Nursing -- United States.
Alt Name Harrington, Charlene.
Estes, Carroll L.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 526 pages) : illustrations.
Edition 2nd ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Health status and access to care -- Aging, disability, and LTC (Long-Term Care) -- Health care delivery system issues -- Organizational change -- Labor issues -- Quality of care -- Economics of health care -- Financing health care -- Public financing -- Private insurance and managed care -- Reforming the US health care system -- International health systems -- Health politics and political action -- Health reform for the future.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585260494 (electronic bk.)
9780585260495 (electronic bk.)
0763704040 (pbk.)
OCLC # 45730952
Additional Format Print version: Health policy and nursing. 2nd ed. Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1997 0763704040 (DLC) 97012192 (OCoLC)36557230
Table of Contents
 Foreword 
 Introduction 
1Health Status of the Population and Vulnerable Groups5
  Actual Causes of Death in the United States / J. Michael McGinnis, William H. Foege6
  US Childhood Mortality, 1950 through 1993: Trends and Socioeconomic Differentials / Gopal K. Singh, Stella M. Yu19
  The Role of Race/Ethnicity and Social Class in Minority Health Status / Herbert W. Nickens31
  Health and Longevity / Dorothy P. Rice41
  Health Status, Medical Care Use, and Number of Disabling Conditions in the United States / Laura Trupin, Dorothy P. Rice48
2Access to Care53
  Care Denied: US Resident Who Are Unable to Obtain Needed Medical Services / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler54
  Prenatal Care and Public Policy: Lessons for Promoting Women's Health / Dana C. Hughes, Susan J. Runyan61
  Issues in Rural Health: Access, Hospitals, and Reform / Sheldon Weisgrau71
  A Policy of Inclusion for the Mentally Ill / David Mechanic, David A. Rochefort79
3Aging, Disability, and LTC89
  The Aging Enterprise Revisited / Carroll L. Estes90
  The Nursing Home Industry: Public Policy in the 1990s / Charlene Harrington99
  Home Health Care Outcomes Under Capitated and Fee-for-Service Payment / Peter W. Shaughnessy, Robert E. Schlenker, David F. Hittle110
  A Political Economy Perspective on Frontline Workers in Long-Term Care / Liz Close, Carroll L. Estes, Karen W. Linkins [et al.]121
4Organizational Change135
  Health Care Paper Chase, 1993: The Cost to the Nation the States, and the District of Columbia / Ida Hellander, David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler [et al.]136
  Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Is It Adequate? / Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Frank A. Sloan, Carolyne K. Davis [et al.]142
  Mergers and Acquisitions - Who Benefits? Who Loses? / Jerome P. Kassirer157
5Labor Issues163
  Nursing in the Political and Economic Marketplace: Challenges for the 21st Century / Elizabeth Harrison Hadley164
  Health Care Workforce Priorities: What Nursing Should Do Now / Linda H. Aiken, Marla E. Salmon173
  A Report Card on the Physician Work Force in the United States / Marc L. Rivo, David A. Kindig186
  Critical Challenges: Revitalizing the Health Professions for the 21st Century Pew Health Professions Commission196
6Quality of Care209
  Error in Medicine / Lucian L. Leape210
  Toward a 21st Century Quality-Measurement System for Managed-Care Organizations / Rodney C. Armstead, Paul Elstein, John Gorman221
  Time for a Checkup: HMOs Must Now Prove That They Are Providing Quality Care / Maggie Mahar232
  Performance Reports on Quality - Prototypes, Problems, and Prospects / Arnold Epstein243
7Financing Health Care257
  National Health Expenditure Projections, 1994-2005 / Sally T. Burner, Daniel R. Waldo258
  Extreme Risk - The New Corporate Proposition for Physicians / Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein271
  Annual Report on American Industry / Eric S. Hardy, John R. Hayes277
  Economic Analysis in Health Care / Wendy Max283
8Public Financing297
  Medicaid and Managed Care / John K. Iglehart298
  Medicaid Managed Care: Can It Work for Children? / Dana C. Hughes, Paul W. Newacheck, Jeffrey J. Stoddard [et al.]310
  Medicare at 30: Preparing for the Future / Bruce C. Vladeck, Kathleen M. King319
  On Behalf of Older Women: Another Reason to Protect Medicare and Medicaid / Robert N. Butler327
9Private Insurance and Managed Care333
  The Medically Uninsured - Will They Always Be with Us? / Steven A. Schroeder334
  The Practice and Ethics of Risk-Related Health Insurance / Donald W. Light342
  Managed Care Plan Performance Since 1980: A Literature Analysis / Robert H. Miller, Harold S. Luft351
  Choice Matters: Enrolees' Views of Their Health Plans / Karen Davis, Karen Scott Collins, Cathy Schoen [et al.]365
10International Health Systems: Comparison of the UK Canada, and Germany379
  Re-minding Our Ps and Qs: Medical Cost Controls in Canada / Morris L. Barer, Jonathan Lomas, Claudia Sanmartin380
  The Politics of Destruction: Rationing in the UK Health Care Market / Allyson M. Pollock391
  Who Has the Best Health Care System? A Second Look / Robert J. Blendon, John Benson, Karen Donelan [et al.]403
11Health Politics and Political Action415
  Can Meaningful Health Policy Be Developed in a Political System? / Catherine J. Dodd416
  Advocating for Nursing / Suzanne Gordon429
  Why Congress Did Not Enact Health Care Reform / Vicente Navarro435
  What Happened to Americans' Support for the Clinton Health Plan? / Robert J. Blendon, Mollyann Brodie, John Benson442
  Politics, Power, and Vested Interests: Washington at Work / Nancy J. Sharp453
12Health Reform for the Future463
  A National Health Program for the United States: A Physicians' Proposal Writing Committee of the Work Group on Program Design [et al.] / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler464
  A National Long-Term Care Program for the United States: A Caring Vision / Charlene Harrington, Christine Cassel, Carroll L. Estes [et al.]478
  Politics and Public Health / John K. Iglehart492
 Glossary505
 Index515


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