|In this timely book, a distinguished group of sixteen health care experts, including physicians, political scientists, sociologists, and economists, identify and assess the challenges and opportunities raised by America's emerging competitive health care system. As the authors explain, health care markets have characteristics that do not conform to competitive conditions. Freely operating health care markets will not produce and allocate health care services efficiently, and they will not provide the distribution of services that Americans have historically favored. By offering thoughtful commentary on the major trends in health care, the book provides a much-needed resource for health care providers, managers, and administrators as well as government policymakers.|
From the Publisher:
The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
|The first comprehensive assessment of the new managed care and its potential for addressing the health delivery problems facing the nation.|--Stephen M. Shortell, A. C. Buehler, Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management and professor of organization behavior, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
|A distinguished group of sixteen health care experts identify and assess the challenges and opportunities raised by the U.S.'s emerging competitive health care system. This timely book looks at the managed forms of care that are thriving in today's competitive bottom line| environment. A thoughtful commentary on the major trAnds in health care, this book provides a much needed resource for health care providers and government policymakers.
|"The first comprehensive assessment of the new managed care and its potential for addressing the health delivery problems facing the nation. Important reading for policymakers, policy analysts, researchers, and students alike." -Stephen M. Shortell, A. C. Buehler, Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management and professor of organization behavior, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
|?Wilkerson, Devers, and Given have produced a `must-read' text for physician leaders, health managers, and health policymakers and students interested in comparing economic theory and principles with what is actually happening in the competitive managed care marketplace. I found every chapter fascinating and very useful.? -John C. Lewin, executive vice president/CEO, California Medical Association
|?A balanced and readable text that unravels the complexity of our government-regulated health care marketplace. By examining the perspectives of important stakeholders through both theory and case study, the well-respected editors and authors explain clearly why neither extreme alone (regulation nor free market) would work in the U.S.? -Alan L. Hillman, associate dean and associate professor, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia