2013

An Introduction to Health Policy

A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-7734-1 (Print) 978-1-4614-7735-8 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Understanding the Basics I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      The History of Health Care in the United States Pre-1965

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      Pages 15-25

      Medicare and Its Evolution to 2011

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      Pages 27-36

      Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

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      Pages 37-52

      Breaking Down Health Care Insurance from HMO to PPO and Beyond

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      Pages 53-68

      Understanding Quality and Cost from a Health Policy Perspective

  3. Understanding the Basics II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Pages 71-81

      Prevention and US Health Care

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      Pages 83-92

      The Rise of Comparative Effectiveness Research

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      Pages 93-99

      Health Information Technology: Clinical and Policy Context

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      Pages 101-118

      Prescription Drug and Pharmaceutical Policy

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      Pages 119-132

      Health Disparities

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      Pages 133-150

      The Economics of Health Care

  4. Understanding Systems of Health Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-160

      The American Health-Care System: Understanding How the Pieces Come Together

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      Pages 161-167

      Alternative Systems of Care and Consumer-Driven Health Care

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      Pages 169-178

      National Healthcare Systems: A Worldview

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      Pages 179-187

      Reimbursement: Understanding How We Pay for Health Care

  5. Understanding the Politics in Health Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-207

      How Health-Care Policy Is Made in Washington: Understanding the Players and the Game

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      Pages 209-220

      Government and State Agencies: Who Administrates Healthcare on Federal and State Levels?

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      Pages 221-234

      The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform

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      Pages 235-249

      The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What Is It and How Will It Change Health Care?

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 251-259