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Assessing Health Care Reform - Marilyn J. Field

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780309049269
Number Of Pages: 88

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This book establishes a framework for assessing health care reform proposals and their implementation. It helps clarify objectives, identifies issues to be addressed in proposals, distinguishes between short- and long-term expectations and achievements, and directs attention to important but sometimes neglected questions about the organization and provision of health care services. In addition, the volume presents a discussion and analysis of issues essential to achieving fundamental goals of health care reform: to maintain and improve health and well-being, to make basic health coverage universal, and to encourage the efficient use of limited resources. The book is a useful resource for anyone developing or assessing options for reform.

Preamblep. 1
Extending Access to Health Carep. 5
Barriers to Accessp. 6
Financial Accessp. 7
More than Financial Accessp. 15
Containing Health Care Costsp. 21
Costs in Contextp. 21
Elements of a Strategyp. 22
Moving from General to Specific Policiesp. 27
Assuring the Quality of Carep. 33
Defining Qualityp. 34
Quality Measurement and Improvementp. 35
Clinical Practice Guidelinesp. 39
Specific Implicationsp. 41
Financing Reformp. 45
Improving the Infrastructure for Effective Changep. 51
Governance and Administrationp. 52
Human and Physical Capitalp. 55
Knowledge Developmentp. 58
Public Health Policies and Programsp. 64
Other Infrastructure Issuesp. 65
Conclusionp. 71
Referencesp. 73
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ISBN: 9780309049269
ISBN-10: 0309049261
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: National Academies Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16

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