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Description: Changing the U. S. Health Systems: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management, Fourth Edition, addresses the key issues in health care policy and management. Previous editions have been published in 1996, 2001, and 2007, and like those, this book is intended to present evidence-based views of current issues. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who integrate evidence to explain the current condition and present support for needed change. It is especially ideal for students in health administration, public health, nursing, social work, and public administration. This edition will have especially deep coverage of health reform and its impact on all areas and regions of health services.CONTENTS:Introduction and Overview (Ronald M. Andersen, Thomas H. Rice, Gerald F. Kominski).PART ONE: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.1. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 20102. Improving Access to Care in America: Individual and Contextual Indicators (Ronald M. Andersen, Pamela L. Davidson).3. Ethnic Disparities in Health Status (Antronette K. Yancey, Roshan Bastani, Beth A. Glenn).4. Disparities in Health Care (Leo S. Morales, Alexander N. Ortega).5. Public Policies to Extend Health Care Coverage (E. Richard Brown, with Shana Alex Lavarreda).6. Managed Care and the Growth of Competition (Gerald F. Kominski, Glenn A. Melnick).PART TWO: COSTS OF HEALTH CARE.7. Measuring Health Care Costs and Trends (Thomas H. Rice).8. Containing Health Care Costs (Thomas H. Rice, Gerald F. Kominski).9. Controlling Pharmaceutical Prices and Expenditures (Stuart O. Schweitzer, William S. Comanor).PART THREE: QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE.10. Measuring Outcomes and Health-Related Quality of Life (Patricia A. Ganz, Mark S. Litwin, Ron D. Hays, Robert M. Kaplan).11. Evaluating the Quality of Care (Elizabeth A. McGlynn).12. Public Release of Information on Quality (Elizabeth A. McGlynn, John L. Adams).13. Health Care Information Systems (Jeff Luck, Paul Fu Jr.).14. Performance Measurement of Nursing Care (Jack Needleman, Ellen T. Kurtzman, Kenneth W. Kizer).PART FOUR: SPECIAL POPULATIONS.15. Long-Term Care and the Elderly Population (Steven P. Wallace, Emily K. Abel, Nadereh Pourat, Linda Delp).16. AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges for Health Services and Public Health (David S. Zingmond, William E. Cunningham).17. Health Reform for Children and Families (Moira Inkelas, Neal Halfon, David Lee Wood, Mark A. Schuster).18. Mental Health Services and Policy Issues (Susan L. Ettner, Janet C. Link).19. Women's Health: Key Issues in Access to Health Insurance Coverage and to Services Among Nonelderly Women (Roberta Wyn, Beatriz M. Solís).20. Homeless Persons (Lisa Arangua, Lillian Gelberg).PART FIVE: DIRECTIONS FOR CHANGE.21: Changing the Health Care Delivery System22. Medicare Reform (Gerald F. Kominski, Jeanne T. Black, Thomas H. Rice).23. Public Health and Personal Health Services (Lester Breslow, Jonathan E. Fielding).24: Strengthening the Safety Net25. The Continuing Issue of Medical Malpractice Liability (Ruth Roemer).