Health Care Regulation in America Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise
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Description: Regulation shapes all aspects of America's fragmented health care industry, from the flow of dollars to the communication between physicians and patients. It is the engine that translates public policy into action. While the health and lives of patients, as well as almost one-sixth of the national economy depend on its effectiveness, health care regulation in America is bewilderingly complex. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels direct portions of the industry, but hundreds of private organizations do so as well. Some of these overseers compete with one another, some conflict, and others collaborate. Their interaction is as important to the provision of health care as are the laws and rules they implement. Health Care Regulation in America is a guide to this regulatory maze. It succinctly recaps the past and present conflicts that have guided the oversight of each industry segment over the past hundred years and explains the structure of regulation today. To make the system comprehensible, this book also presents the sweep of regulatory policy in the context of the interests, values, goals, and issues that guide it. Chapters cover the process of regulation and each key area of regulatory focus - professionals, institutions, financing arrangements, drugs and devices, public health, business relationships, and research. In a uniquely American way, the system thrives on confrontation between competing interests but survives by engendering compromise. Robert Field shows that health care regulation is an inexorable force that restricts as well as nurtures the enterprise of American health care. For the student, practitioner, executive, policy analyst, or concerned citizen, this book is an invaluable guide to the policy, politics, and practice of an industry that directly touches us all.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Tables|
|Introduction: The History, Policies, and Structures That Shape Health Care Regulation|
|Regulation of Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals|
|Regulation of Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions|
|Regulation and Administration of Health Care Finance|
|Regulation of Drugs and Health Care Products|
|Regulation of Public Health|
|Regulation of Health Care Business Relationships|
|Regulation and Funding of Research|
|New Regulatory Horizons and Old Policy Conflicts|
|List of Major Health Care Regulatory Agencies and Organizations|
|Chronology of Major Developments in Public Health Regulation|
|List of Acronyms|