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This important new study explores how American health care evolved in the 1990s, as well as the changes in public support and policy. Birenbaum examines where the interests of consumers and professionals have dovetailed and where they differ. He considers the health care systeM&Apos;s future and suggested ways the system must be adjusted to provide better and wider coverage at reasonable costs. This volume is essential reading for scholars, students, and professionals in the medical field, as well as general readers concerned with health care issues.

The 90s saw the country moving toward a realization that health care had become unaffordable—or an enormous financial burden for people with otherwise adequate incomes. Health care providers and consumers alike worried that the problem was becoming uncontrollable. Doctors saw their autonomy and control eroded, employers saw their costs rising significantly, the costs began shifting to employees, and alternative approaches to cost containment were explored.

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In this study of the evolution of US healthcare in the 1990s, Birenbaum (pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine) discusses the rise of, and backlash to, health maintenance organizations; other managed care organizations; the changing doctor-patient relationship due to managed care and information technology; policy issues; and suggestions for reform in post-9/11 America. The Oregon Health Plan, cited as a model of fair resource allocation for the poor, has since been critically downsized. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This important study explores how American health care evolved in the 1990s, as well as the changes in public support and policy. Birenbaum examines where the interests of consumers and professionals have dovetailed and where they differ. He considers the health care system's future and suggested ways the system must be adjusted to provide better and wider coverage at reasonable costs.

About the Author

ARNOLD BIRENBAUM is Professor in the Pediatrics Department of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Director of the Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Education, Research, and Service.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Health Care on the National Agenda

What's Behind the Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship

Driving Down Costs and Professional Autonomy

The Reorganization of Health Care Delivery

Managed Care and the Profession's Tarnished Jewels in the Crown--Academic Health Centers

Doctors Respond to the Dark Side of Managed Care

How Managed Care Is Shaping Medical Practice

Hopes for Reform

The Future of American Medicine

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275973896
Author:
Birenbaum, Arnold
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Managed care plans (medical care)
Subject:
Health care reform
Subject:
Physician-Patient Relations
Subject:
Health maintenance organizations
Subject:
Managed Care Programs
Subject:
Quality of health care.
Subject:
Professional Autonomy.
Subject:
Academic medical centers
Subject:
Managed care plans
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
561
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.52x6.44x.73 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This important study explores how American health care evolved in the 1990s, as well as the changes in public support and policy. Birenbaum examines where the interests of consumers and professionals have dovetailed and where they differ. He considers the health care system's future and suggested ways the system must be adjusted to provide better and wider coverage at reasonable costs.
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