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The Resource The future of health policy, Victor R. Fuchs

The future of health policy, Victor R. Fuchs

Label
The future of health policy
Title
The future of health policy
Statement of responsibility
Victor R. Fuchs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans are understandably concerned about the runaway costs of medical care and the fact that one citizen out of seven is without health insurance coverage. Solving these problems is a top priority for the Clinton administration, but as Victor Fuchs shows, the task is enormously complex. In this book Fuchs, America's foremost health economist, provides the reader with the necessary concepts, facts, and analyses to fully comprehend the complicated issues of health policy. He shows why health care reform that benefits society as a whole will unavoidably burden certain individuals and groups. Fuchs addresses such central questions as cost containment, managed competition, technology assessment, poverty and health, children's health, and national health insurance. Comparing the U.S. health care system with those of other nations, he shows, for instance, that the Canadian system works far better for Canadians than the American system works for Americans. Yet he cautions against thinking that the United States could easily adopt the Canadian system, given its very different social and political underpinnings. The future of U.S. health policy, Fuchs argues, is tightly linked to three basic questions. First, how can we disengage health insurance from employment? Second, how can we tame, but not destroy, technologic change in health care? And finally, how can we cope with the runaway medical costs of an aging society? In a striking passage, he writes that as financial and ethical pressures mount, we will probably see the right to death with dignity transformed into an expectation and eventually into an obligation. For anyone who wants a reliable guide through the myriad proposals on health care reform, this book is must reading
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fuchs, Victor R
Dewey number
362.1/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA410.53
LC item number
.F8 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical economics
  • Medical policy
  • Medical economics
  • Medical policy
  • United States
Label
The future of health policy, Victor R. Fuchs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptual issues -- What is health? -- What is health economics? -- Price of health -- Poverty and health -- Empirical studies -- U.S. health expenditures and the gross national product -- How Canada does it: physicians' services -- How Canada does it: acute hospital care -- Expenditures for reproduction-related health care -- America's children -- Policy analysis -- Cost containment: no pain, no gain -- Competition revolution of the 1980s -- Counterrevolution in health care financing -- Technology assessment and health policy -- National health insurance revisited
Control code
ocm27811516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780674338258
Lccn
93014894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27811516
Label
The future of health policy, Victor R. Fuchs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptual issues -- What is health? -- What is health economics? -- Price of health -- Poverty and health -- Empirical studies -- U.S. health expenditures and the gross national product -- How Canada does it: physicians' services -- How Canada does it: acute hospital care -- Expenditures for reproduction-related health care -- America's children -- Policy analysis -- Cost containment: no pain, no gain -- Competition revolution of the 1980s -- Counterrevolution in health care financing -- Technology assessment and health policy -- National health insurance revisited
Control code
ocm27811516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780674338258
Lccn
93014894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27811516

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