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The Resource Introduction to US health policy : the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America, Donald A. Barr, MD, Phd, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Introduction to US health policy : the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America, Donald A. Barr, MD, Phd, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Label
Introduction to US health policy : the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America
Title
Introduction to US health policy
Title remainder
the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America
Statement of responsibility
Donald A. Barr, MD, Phd, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Title variation
Introduction to United States health policy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Health care reform has been a dominant theme in public discourse for decades now. The passage of the Affordable Care Act was a major milestone, but rather than quell the rhetoric, it has sparked even more heated debate. In the latest edition of Introduction to US Health Policy, Donald A. Barr reviews the current structure of the American health care system, describing the historical and political contexts in which it developed and the core policy issues that continue to confront us today. Barr's comprehensive analysis explores the various organizations and institutions that make the US health care system work--or fail to work. He describes in detail the paradox of US health care--simultaneously the best in the world and one of the worst among developed countries--while introducing readers to broad cultural issues surrounding health care policy, such as access, affordability, and quality. Barr also discusses specific elements of US health care with depth and nuance, including insurance, especially Medicare and Medicaid. He scrutinizes the shift to for-profit managed care while analyzing the pharmaceutical industry, issues surrounding long-term care, the plight of the uninsured, the prevalence of medical errors, and the troublesome issue of nursing shortages.The thoroughly updated edition of this widely adopted text focuses on the Affordable Care Act. It explains the steps taken to carry out the Act, the changes to the Act based on recent Supreme Court decisions, the success of the Act in achieving the combined goals of improved access to care and constraining the costs of care, and the continuing political controversy regarding its future. Drawing on an extensive range of resources, including government reports, scholarly publications, and analyses from a range of private organizations, Introduction to US Health Policy provides scholars, policymakers, and health care providers with a comprehensive platform of ideas that is key to understanding and influencing the changes in the US health care system."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, Donald A
Dewey number
362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA393
LC item number
.B335 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 H-961
  • W 84 AA1
  • W 84 AA1
NLM item number
B268i 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical policy
  • Health planning
  • Medicine
  • United States.
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Planning
  • Financing, Government
  • Economics, Medical
  • United States
  • United States
  • Health planning
  • Medical policy
  • Medicine
  • United States
  • Gesundheitspolitik
  • USA
Label
Introduction to US health policy : the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America, Donald A. Barr, MD, Phd, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Affordable Care Act and the politics of health care reform -- Health, health care, and the market economy -- Health care as a reflection of underlying cultural values and institutions -- The health professions and the organization of health care -- Health insurance, HMOs, and the managed care revolution -- Medicare -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- The uninsured -- The increasing role of for-profit health care -- Pharmaceutical policy and the rising cost of prescription drugs -- Long-term care -- Factors other than health insurance that impede access to health care -- Key policy issues impacting the direction of health care reform -- Epilogue/prologue to health care reform in America
Control code
933586749
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Fourth edition/Johns Hopkins edition.
Extent
xvii, 431 pages
Isbn
9781421420714
Lccn
2015050789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933586749
Label
Introduction to US health policy : the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in America, Donald A. Barr, MD, Phd, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Affordable Care Act and the politics of health care reform -- Health, health care, and the market economy -- Health care as a reflection of underlying cultural values and institutions -- The health professions and the organization of health care -- Health insurance, HMOs, and the managed care revolution -- Medicare -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- The uninsured -- The increasing role of for-profit health care -- Pharmaceutical policy and the rising cost of prescription drugs -- Long-term care -- Factors other than health insurance that impede access to health care -- Key policy issues impacting the direction of health care reform -- Epilogue/prologue to health care reform in America
Control code
933586749
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Fourth edition/Johns Hopkins edition.
Extent
xvii, 431 pages
Isbn
9781421420714
Lccn
2015050789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933586749

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