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Title Health policy : crisis and reform in the U.S. health care delivery system / edited by Charlene Harrington, Carroll L. Estes.
Imprint Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, [2004]
Edition Fourth edition.

Subject Medical policy -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Finance.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Delivery of Health Care -- trends.
Health Policy.
United States.
Alt Name Harrington, Charlene.
Estes, Carroll L.
Description xvii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition Fourth edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0763707538 (pbk.)
OCLC # 53138750
Table of Contents
Pt. IHealth Policy1
Ch. 1Health Politics and Political Action3
 What It Is and How It Works / Lester E. Block4
 Primer on Policy: The Legislative Process at the Federal Level / Sara Hart, Nadine Jackson15
 Making the Political Process Work / Catherine J. Dodd18
 Myths as Barriers to Health Care Reform in the United States / John P.Geyman29
 Why Congress Did Not Enact Health Care Reform / Vincente Navarro36
Pt. IIHealth Status and Access to Care41
Ch. 2Health Status of the Population and Vulnerable Groups45
 Is U.S. Health Really the Best in the World? / Barbara Starfield46
 The Case for More Active Policy Attention to Health Promotion / J. Michael McGinnis, Pamela Williams-Russo, James R. Knickman51
 Women s Health Issues Across the Life Span / Roberta Wyn, and Beatriz Solis59
 Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings From Community Studies / David R.Williams, Harold W. Neighbors, James S. Jackson67
 Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Institute of Medicine71
 Incorporating Socioeconomic Factors into U.S. Health Policy: Addressing the Barriers / S. Leonard Syme, Bonnie Lefkowitz, Barbara Kivimae Krimgold78
Ch. 3Access to Care83
 The Uninsured and Their Access to Health Care Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured84
 Millions of Mothers Lack Health Insurance Coverage in the United States / Jocelyn Guyer, Mathew Broaddus, Annie Dude88
 Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late Institute of Medicine94
 Adequacy of Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in the United States / Philip S.Wang, Olga Demler, Ronald C. Kessler100
 Full Parity: Steps Toward Treatment Equity for Mental and Addictive Disorders / Kevin D. Hennessy, Howard H. Goldman105
Ch. 4Aging and Long-Term Care113
 The 2030 Problem: Caring for Aging Baby Boomers / James R. Knickman, Emily K. Snell114
 The Political Economy of Community-Based Long-Term Care / Marty Lynch, Carroll L. Estes123
 Improving Medicare to Respond to Chronic Disease Issues / Marty Lynch, Carroll L. Estes, Mauro Hernandez131
 Providing Care at the End of Life: Do Medicare Rules Impede Good Care? / Haiden A. Huskamp, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Virginia Wang, Joseph P. Newhouse138
 Informalization of Long-Term Caregiving: A Gender Lens / Carroll L. Estes, Donna M. Zulman147
Pt. IIIHealth Care Delivery System Issues157
Ch. 5Organizational Change161
 Exploding the Merger Myth in U.S. Health Care / Martin Kitchener162
 Hospital Staffing, Organization, and Quality of Care: Cross-National Findings / Linda H. Aiken, Sean P. Clarke, Douglas M. Sloane168
 Changes in Hospital Competitive Strategy: A New Medical Arms Race? / Kelly J. Devers, Linda R. Brewster, Lawrence P. Casalino174
 The Public Health Infrastructure: Rebuild or Redesign? / Nicole Lurie184
 Primary Care: The Next Renaissance / Jonathan Showstack, Nicole Lurie, Eric B. Larson, Arlyss Anderson Rothman, Susan Hassmiller188
Ch. 6Labor Issues195
 Fighting Hand to Hand Over Physician Workforce Policy / Kevin Grumbach196
 Nursing Shortage Redux: Turning the Corner on an Enduring Problem / Julie Sochalski201
 The Case for Diversity in the Health Care Workforce / Jordan J. Cohen, Barbara A. Gabriel, Charles Terrell209
 Who Cares for Older Adults? Workforce Implications of an Aging Society / Christine Tassone Kovner, Mathy Mezey, Charlene Harrington216
Ch. 7Quality of Care223
 Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care in Hospitals in the United States / Jack Needleman, Peter Buerhaus, Soeren Mattke, Maureen Stewart, Katya Zelevinsky224
 Nursing Facility Staffing Policy: A Case for Political Change / Charlene Harrington227
 Health Plan Quality Data: The Importance of Public Reporting / Joseph W.Thompson, Sathiska D. Pinidiya, Kevin W. Ryan, Elizabeth D. McKinley, Shannon Alston, James E. Bost, Jessica Briefer French, Pippa Simpson233
 Does Publicizing Hospital Performance Stimulate Quality Improvement Efforts? / Judith H. Hibbard, Jean Stockard, Martin Tusler236
Pt. IVThe Economics of Health Care243
Ch. 8Financing Health Care249
 Health Spending Projections for 2001-2011: The Latest Outlook / Stephen Heffler, Sheila Smith, Greg Won, M. Kent Clemens, Sean Keehan, Mark Zezza250
 Economic Analysis in Health Care / Wendy Max260
 It's the Prices, Stupid: Why the United States Is So Different from Other Countries / Gerard F. Anderson, Uwe E. Reinhardt, Peter S. Hussey, Varduhi Petrosyan271
 Effects of Cost Sharing on Care Seeking and Health Status: Results from the Medical Outcomes Study / Mitchell D. Wong, Ronald Anderson, Cathy D. Sherbourne, Ron D. Hays, Martin F. Shapiro277
Ch. 9Public Financing281
 Medicaid: Lessons from a Decade / Diane Rowland, James R. Tallon, Jr.282
 Medicaid for Children: Federal Mandates, Welfare Reform, and Policy Backsliding / Karl Kronebusch287
 Medicare at a Glance The Kaiser Family Foundation293
 Comparing Medicare and Private Insurers: Growth Rates in Spending over Three Decades / Christina Boccuti, Marilyn Moon298
 Affordable Prescriptions for the Elderly / Thomas S. Bodenheimer305
 Women's Realities and Retirement Consequences Older Women's League308
 Women's Stake in the Social Security Debate Older Women's League313
Ch. 10Private Insurance and Managed Care317
 Job-Based Health Insurance in 2001: Inflation hits Double Digits, Managed Care Retreats / Jon Gabel, Larry Levitt, Jeremy Pickreign, Heidi Whitmore, Erin Holve, Diane Rowland, Kelley Dhont, Samantha Hawkins318
 HMO Plan Performance Update: An Analysis of the Literature, 1997-2001 / Robert H. Miller, Harold S. Luft324
 Does Investor Ownership of Nursing Homes Compromise the Quality of Care? / Charlene Harrington, Steffie Woolhandler, Joseph Mullan, Helen Carillo, David U. Himmelstein332
 Taking Care of Business: HMOs That Spend More on Administration Deliver Lower-Quality Care / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler336
Pt. VReforming the U.S. Health Care System339
Ch. 11International Health Systems343
 Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada / Raisa Berlin Deber344
 Universal Health Care: Lessons from the British Experience / Donald W. Light350
 Insights from Health Care in Germany / Christa Altenstetter354
 Comparing Health Systems in Four Countries: Lessons for the United States / Lawrence D. Brown359
 Comparison of Health Care System Views and Experiences in Five Nations, 2001 / Cathy Schoen, Robert J. Blendon, Catherine M. DesRoches, Robin Osborn366
 Health and Equity in the World in the Era of "Globalization" / Vincente Navarro372
Ch. 12Health Reform for the Future381
 Policy Without Politics: The Limits of Social Engineering / Vincente Navarro382
 Paying for National Health Insurance - And Not Getting It / Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein388
 The Movement for Universal Health Insurance: Finding Common Ground / Thomas Bodenheimer393
 A Fresh Approach to Health Care in the United States: Improved and Expanded Medicare for All / John Conyers399
 Labor Rekindles Reform / Andrew L. Stern401
 National Health Insurance or Incremental Reform: Aim High, or at Our Feet? / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler405

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