Health policy : crisis and reform in the U.S. health care delivery system / edited by Charlene Harrington, Carroll L. Estes. ; with assistance from Cassandra Crawford

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Subjects: Medical policy--United States
Health care reform--United States
Medical care--United States
Medical care--United States--Finance
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 4th ed
Published: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2004
LC Classification: R, RA
Physical Description: xvii, 430 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Pt. I. Health Policy 1
Ch. 1. Health Politics and Political Action 3
What It Is and How It Works / Lester E. Block 4
Primer on Policy: The Legislative Process at the Federal Level / Sara Hart, Nadine Jackson 15
Making the Political Process Work / Catherine J. Dodd 18
Myths as Barriers to Health Care Reform in the United States / John P.Geyman 29
Why Congress Did Not Enact Health Care Reform / Vincente Navarro 36
Pt. II. Health Status and Access to Care 41
Ch. 2. Health Status of the Population and Vulnerable Groups 45
Is U.S. Health Really the Best in the World? / Barbara Starfield 46
The Case for More Active Policy Attention to Health Promotion / J. Michael McGinnis, Pamela Williams-Russo, James R. Knickman 51
Women s Health Issues Across the Life Span / Roberta Wyn, and Beatriz Solis 59
Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings From Community Studies / David R.Williams, Harold W. Neighbors, James S. Jackson 67
Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care 71
Incorporating Socioeconomic Factors into U.S. Health Policy: Addressing the Barriers / S. Leonard Syme, Bonnie Lefkowitz, Barbara Kivimae Krimgold 78
Ch. 3. Access to Care 83
The Uninsured and Their Access to Health Care 84
Millions of Mothers Lack Health Insurance Coverage in the United States / Jocelyn Guyer, Mathew Broaddus, Annie Dude 88
Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late 94
Adequacy of Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in the United States / Philip S.Wang, Olga Demler, Ronald C. Kessler 100
Full Parity: Steps Toward Treatment Equity for Mental and Addictive Disorders / Kevin D. Hennessy, Howard H. Goldman 105
Ch. 4. Aging and Long-Term Care 113
The 2030 Problem: Caring for Aging Baby Boomers / James R. Knickman, Emily K. Snell 114
The Political Economy of Community-Based Long-Term Care / Marty Lynch, Carroll L. Estes 123
Improving Medicare to Respond to Chronic Disease Issues / Marty Lynch, Carroll L. Estes, Mauro Hernandez 131
Providing Care at the End of Life: Do Medicare Rules Impede Good Care? / Haiden A. Huskamp, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Virginia Wang, Joseph P. Newhouse 138
Informalization of Long-Term Caregiving: A Gender Lens / Carrol, l L. Estes 147
Pt. III. Health Care Delivery System Issues 157
Ch. 5. Organizational Change 161
Exploding the Merger Myth in U.S. Health Care / Martin Kitchener 162
Hospital Staffing, Organization, and Quality of Care: Cross-National Findings / Linda H. Aiken, Sean P. Clarke, Douglas M. Sloane 168
Changes in Hospital Competitive Strategy: A New Medical Arms Race? / Kelly J. Devers, Linda R. Brewster, Lawrence P. Casalino 174
The Public Health Infrastructure: Rebuild or Redesign? / Nicole Lurie 184
Primary Care: The Next Renaissance / Jonathan Showstack, Nicole Lurie, Eric B. Larson, Arlyss Anderson Rothman, Susan Hassmiller 188
Ch. 6. Labor Issues 195
Fighting Hand to Hand Over Physician Workforce Policy / Kevin Grumbach 196
Nursing Shortage Redux: Turning the Corner on an Enduring Problem / Julie Sochalski 201
The Case for Diversity in the Health Care Workforce / Jordan J. Cohen, Barbara A. Gabriel, Charles Terrell 209
Who Cares for Older Adults? Workforce Implications of an Aging Society / Christine Tassone Kovner, Mathy Mezey, Charlene Harrington 216
Ch. 7. Quality of Care 223
Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care in Hospitals in the United States / Jack Needleman, Peter Buerhaus, Soeren Mattke, Maureen Stewart, Katya Zelevinsky 224
Nursing Facility Staffing Policy: A Case for Political Change / Charlene Harrington 227
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 Simpson 233
Does Publicizing Hospital Performance Stimulate Quality Improvement Efforts? / Judith H. Hibbard, Jean Stockard, Martin Tusler 236
Pt. IV. The Economics of Health Care 243
Ch. 8. Financing Health Care 249
Health Spending Projections for 2001-2011: The Latest Outlook / Stephen Heffler, Sheila Smith, Greg Won, M. Kent Clemens, Sean Keehan, Mark Zezza 250
Economic Analysis in Health Care / Wendy Max 260
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 Petrosyan 271
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. Shapiro 277
Ch. 9. Public Financing 281
Medicaid: Lessons from a Decade / Diane Rowland, James R. Tallon, Jr. 282
Medicaid for Children: Federal Mandates, Welfare Reform, and Policy Backsliding / Karl Kronebusch 287
Medicare at a Glance 293
Comparing Medicare and Private Insurers: Growth Rates in Spending over Three Decades / Christina Boccuti, Marilyn Moon 298
Affordable Prescriptions for the Elderly / Thomas S. Bodenheimer 305
Women's Realities and Retirement Consequences 308
Women's Stake in the Social Security Debate 313
Ch. 10. Private Insurance and Managed Care 317
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 Hawkins, 318
HMO Plan Performance Update: An Analysis of the Literature, 1997-2001 / Robert H. Miller, Harold S. Luft 324
Does Investor Ownership of Nursing Homes Compromise the Quality of Care? / Charlene Harrington, Steffie Woolhandler, Joseph Mullan, Helen Carillo, David U. Himmelstein 332
Taking Care of Business: HMOs That Spend More on Administration Deliver Lower-Quality Care / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler 336
Pt. V. Reforming the U.S. Health Care System 339
Ch. 11. International Health Systems 343
Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada / Raisa Berlin Deber 344
Universal Health Care: Lessons from the British Experience / Donald W. Light 350
Insights from Health Care in Germany / Christa Altenstetter 354
Comparing Health Systems in Four Countries: Lessons for the United States / Lawrence D. Brown 359
Comparison of Health Care System Views and Experiences in Five Nations, 2001 / Cathy Schoen, Robert J. Blendon, Catherine M. DesRoches, Robin Osborn 366
Health and Equity in the World in the Era of "Globalization" / Vincente Navarro 372
Ch. 12. Health Reform for the Future 381
Policy Without Politics: The Limits of Social Engineering / Vincente Navarro 382
Paying for National Health Insurance - And Not Getting It / Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein 388
The Movement for Universal Health Insurance: Finding Common Ground / Thomas Bodenheimer 393
A Fresh Approach to Health Care in the United States: Improved and Expanded Medicare for All / John Conyers 399
Labor Rekindles Reform / Andrew L. Stern 401
National Health Insurance or Incremental Reform: Aim High, or at Our Feet? / David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler 405
Conclusions 409
Glossary 411
ndex 417
Additional Authors: Harrington, Charlene
Estes, Carroll L
Crawford, Cassandra
Notes: LCCN: 2003021413
ISBN: 0763707538 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 53138750
ISBN/ISSN: 0763707538