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Health Care Politics and Policy in America - 3rd edition

Health Care Politics and Policy in America (ISBN10: 0765614790; ISBN13: 9780765614797)
ISBN13: 978-0765614797
ISBN10: 0765614790

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0765614780
ISBN10: 0765614782

Summary: Fully updated in this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines a historical overview of U.S. health policy and the origins of the Medicare and Medicaid programs with analysis of current trends and reform efforts. The authors:
  • show how health policy fits into the larger social, economic, and political environment of the United States;
  • identify the roles played by both publi
    c and private, institutional and individual actors in shaping the health care system at all levels;
  • take account of the dynamic impact of technological change on health care capacities, costs, and ethics.
The book equips readers with the basic tools for drawing more informed judgments in the ongoing debate about health care policy in the United States.
...show more
Summary: Fully updated in this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines a historical overview of U.S. health policy and the origins of the Medicare and Medicaid programs with analysis of current trends and reform efforts. The authors:
  • show how health policy fits into the larger social, economic, and political environment of the United States;
  • identify the roles played by both public and private, institutional and individual actors in shaping the health care system at all levels;
  • take account of the dynamic impact of technological change on health care capacities, costs, and ethics.
The book equips readers with the basic tools for drawing more informed judgments in the ongoing debate about health care policy in the United States. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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