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Political Analysis and American Medical Care : Essays - Theodore R. Marmor

Political Analysis and American Medical Care

Essays

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Published: 1st January 1983
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The role of government in medical care, however contentious and bewildering, is increasingly important given that the finance of medical care in Western democracies is now dominated by public expenditures. Why do governments choose the medical programs they do? How do particular struggles in medical care illustrate more general political conflicts? This book stems from Marmor's conviction that political science can provide answers to questions such as these. Furthermore, the essays presented here demonstrate that political analysis is a crucial element of any sensible approach to policy making. The essays are grouped intro three parts. Firstly, how the general findings of a political science illuminate disputes over medical care. Secondly, looks at political conflict in American medicine, such as paying doctors, representing consumers and restraining inflation. Lastly, the essays tie different sorts of political analysis to the appraisal of issues such as national health insurance in the 1970s and procompetitive reform in the early 1980s.

Introduction
The Perspective of Political Science
Political science and health services administration
Comparative politics and health policies: notes on benefits, costs, limits
Politics in the World of Medicine
The politics of medical inflation
Representing consumer interests: the case of American health planning
American health planning and the lessons of comparative policy analysis
Doctors, politics and pay disputers: 'pressure group politics' revisited
The health programs of the Kennedy-Johnson years: an overview
The Politics of National Health Insurance
Welfare medicine: how success can be a failure
National Health Insurance: some lessons from the Canadian experience
Rethinking National Health Insurance
Patient cost sharing Douglas Conrad
Epilogue
Medical care and procompetitive reform
Index
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ISBN: 9780521283526
ISBN-10: 0521283523
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st January 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.43