Market Forces and the Environment

  • James Reep
  • Philip Lohman
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Of all the changes to overtake health care in America since the passage of the Medicare Act in 1965, one of the least noted is the practice of referring to itas an industry.Earlier, we had doctors and nurses and hospitals, but no “healthcare industry” as such. What has changed, and what do the changes imply? What can we expect from the newly emerged healthcare industry? What forces will drive it, and in what direction?


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  • Philip Lohman

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