Health Policy Crisis and Reform in the U. S. Health Care Delivery System

ISBN-10: 0763746576

ISBN-13: 9780763746575

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Carroll L. Estes, Brooke Hollister, Charlene Harrington

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List price: $122.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936

nbsp;Carroll L. Estes is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the founding and former director of the Institute for Health & Aging (1979-98) and the former Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, UCSF. Dr. Estes is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and past president of the Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She has served as consultant to the U.S. Commissioner of Social Security and the U.S. Senate and House committees on aging for more than two decades. Her career and theoretical perspective were firmly established with the publication of The Aging Enterprise (Jossey Bass, 1979), which became an instant classic in the field of aging research. She subsequently published two books with Sage: The Long Term Care Crisis (1993) and Social Policy and Aging (2001). In 2001, she received the Distinguished Scholars Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Aging and the Life Course (a sort of life-time achievement award) and has received other major awards such as The Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Pacific Sociological Association (1989), The Donald Kent Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992), and The Beverly Award of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (1993). The original version of the proposed book has been credited as the foundation of her work in the citations for each of these awards, and her work is nationally and internationally recognized.

Health politics and political action
Health policy : what it is and how it works
Play to win : know the rules
Primer on policy : the legislative process at the federal level
It's the institutions, stupid! : why comprehensive national health insurance always fails in America
Health status of the population and vulnerable groups
Why not the best? : results from a national scorecard on U.S. health system performance
Health disparities based on socioeconomic inequalities : implications for urban health care
Mortality of white Americans, African Americans, and Canadians : the causes and consequences for health of welfare state institutions and policies
The gender gap : new challenges in women's health
Child poverty in rich countries
Access to care
Income, earnings, and poverty : data from the 2005 American community survey
Medicaid and the uninsured : who are the uninsured? : a consistent profile across national surveys
Access to care and utilization among children : estimating the effects of public and private coverage
The effects of state parity laws on the use of mental health care
Aging and long-term care
Older people
Medicare and chronic care at the beginning of the 21st century : improving but a long way to go
Unmet need for personal assistance services : estimating the shortfall in hours of help and adverse consequences
The economic and health security of today's young women
Social security privatization and older women : a feminist political economy perspective
Informalization of long-term caregiving : a gender lens
Organizational change
Exploding the merger myth in U.S. health care
The transition from excess capacity to strained capacity in U.S. hospitals
Health industry practices that create conflicts of interest : a policy proposal for academic medical centers
The U.S. long-term care field : a dialectical analysis of institutional dynamics
Primary care, race, and mortality in U.S. states
Labor issues
From the doctor's workshop to the iron cage? : evolving modes of physician control in U.S. health systems
Projections and trends in RN supply : what do they tell us about the nursing shortage?
Costs of occupational injury and illness within the health services sector
Quality of care
The national healthcare quality and disparities reports : an overview
Quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit health plans enrolling Medicare beneficiaries
Improving nurse-to-patient staffing ratios as a cost-effective safety intervention
State nursing home enforcement systems
Relationship of nursing home staffing to quality of care
Initial home health outcomes under prospective payment
Financing health care
Economic analysis in health care
High and rising health care costs-part 1 : seeking an explanation
High and rising health care costs-part 2 : the role of health care providers
Employer health benefits
Squeezed : why rising exposure to health care costs threatens the health and financial well-being of American families
Public financing
Medicaid at forty
How well does Medicaid work in improving access to care?
Medicare at a glance
Are women better off because of the new Medicare drug legislation?
Medicare and Medicaid : trends and issues affecting access to care for low-income elders and people with disabilities
Privatization of Medicare : toward disentitlement and betrayal of a social contract
Private insurance and managed care
National estimates of the effects of mandatory Medicaid managed care programs on health care access and use, 1997-1999
Medicare beneficiary out-of-pocket costs : are Medicare advantage plans a better deal?
The rise and fall of managed care
Competition and health plan performance : evidence from health maintenance organization insurance markets
The effects of recent employment changes and premium increases on adults' insurance coverage
Health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans : why they won't cure what ails U.S. health care
International health systems
The world health situation
Health, poverty, and MDG
Rising health costs put pressure on public finances, finds OECD
Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada : results of a cross-national population-based survey
Privatising the NHS : an overview
Multinational corporations and health care in the United States and Latin America : strategies, actions, and effects
Compared to other countries, how exceptional are the health and income security arrangements of the United States?
Health reform for the future
Myths as barriers to health care reform in the United States
Why Congress did not enact health care reform
Why the United States has no national health insurance : stakeholder mobilization against the welfare state, 1945-1996
Crowd-out and the politics of health reform
Improving medical practice and the economy through universal health insurance
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