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Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America (Hardback)
  • Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America (Hardback)
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Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 13/07/2007
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Home to the world's most advanced medical practices, the United States spends more on health care than any other country. At the same time, treatment is harder to get in the United States than in most other industrialized nations. Benchmark statistics such as infant mortality and life expectancy reveal a society that is not nearly as healthy as it could be. This comprehensive analysis introduces the various organizations and institutions that make the U.S. health care system work-or fail to work, as the case may be. It identifies historical, social, political, and economic forces that shape this system and create policy dilemmas that are all too familiar. Donald A. Barr examines the structure of American health care and insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. He addresses the shift to for-profit managed care and how it may affect the delivery of care; the pharmaceutical industry and the impact of pharmaceutical policy; issues of long-term care; and the plight of the uninsured. The new edition also covers recent developments in areas such as prescription drugs, medical errors, and nursing shortages.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801885747
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Excellent starting point for exploring the complexities of US healthcare. Future Survey 2007 This book stands out for its emphasis on the historical roots of modern health care institutions... Barr's new book has much to recommend it. JAMA 2008 A lucid and informative overview of the U.S. health system and the dilemmas policy makers currently face... Even those knowledgeable about the U.S. health care system are likely to find much to stimulate their thinking. -- Audrey R. Chapman Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2008 Barr's book is intended to inform the reader of the complex history of health care in the United States. -- Katarzyna Kowalska Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2010

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