Essentials of Health Policy and Law

ISBN-10: 076373442X

ISBN-13: 9780763734428

Edition: 2007

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As one of the newest offerings in the Jones & Bartlett Essential Public Health series, this introductory-level text is a concise and straightforward look at the seminal issues in U.S. health policy an
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Prologue
Series Page
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Overview of Policy and Law in the United States
Introduction: Understanding the Role of and Conceptualizing Health Policy and Law
Introduction
The Role of Policy and Law in Health Care and Public Health
Conceptualizing Health Policy and Law
Conclusion
Policy and the Policymaking Process
Introduction
Defining Policy
Public Policymaking Structure and Process
The Health Bureaucracy
Interest Groups
Conclusion
Law and the Legal System
Introduction
The Role of Law
The Definition and Sources of Law
Key Features of the Legal System
Conclusion
Essential Issues in Health Policy and Law
Understanding Health Insurance
Introduction
Health Insurance Coverage
A Brief History of the Rise of Health Insurance in the United States
How Health Insurance Operates
Managed Care
Conclusion
Health Economics in a Health Policy Context
Introduction
Health Economics Defined
Economic Basics: Demand
Economic Basics: Supply
Economic Basics: Markets
Conclusion
Government Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid, SCHIP, and Medicare
Introduction
Medicaid
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Medicare
Conclusion
The Uninsured and Health Reform
Introduction
Characteristics of the Uninsured
The Importance of Health Insurance Coverage to Health Status
Ways to Count the Costs of Uninsurance
Safety Net Providers
The Difficulty of Reform in the United States
Unsuccessful Attempts to Pass National Health Insurance Reform
State Health Reform
Conclusion
Individual Rights in Health Care and Public Health
Introduction
Background
Individual Rights and Health Care: A Global Perspective
Individual Rights and the Health Care System
Individual Rights in a Public Health Context
Conclusion
Health Care Quality Policy and Law
Introduction
Medical Errors as a Public Health Concern
Promoting Health Care Quality Through the Standard of Care
Tort Liability of Hospitals, Insurers, and Managed Care Organizations
Federal Preemption of State Liability Laws Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Conclusion
Basic Skills in Health Policy Analysis
The Art of Structuring and Writing a Health Policy Analysis
Introduction
Policy Analysis Overview
Structuring a Policy Analysis
Conclusion
Index
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