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Health care services in the 1990s

Williams, Stephen J.

Health care services in the 1990s

a consumer"s guide

by Williams, Stephen J.

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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementStephen J. Williams and Sandra J. Guerra.
ContributionsGuerra, Sandra J.
The Physical Object
Pagination400p.
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21232648M
ISBN 10027593909X

The health care industry has undergone fundamental changes since as a result, in large part, of the growth of managed care. As recently as , 49 percent of insured workers had coverage through a conventional insurance plan; in only 5 percent did so. to make sense of the U. S. health care sys-tem, and indeed, of the United States. The health care system and the United States as a society stand, in many ways, as proxy for each other, now as then: The whole tells you much about the part, and the part about the whole. In the early s, health care was already a massive enterprise.

A comprehensive history of sickness, health, and medicine in America from Colonial times to the present. In Health Care in America, historian John C. Burnham describes changes over four centuries of medicine and public health in ing with seventeenth-century concerns over personal and neighborhood illnesses, Burnham concludes with the arrival of a new epoch in American medicine. For those who may still consider health services unique, or at least different from other economic goods, the descriptions of various hospital strategies clearly present the realities of health.

  During the late s and early s, managed care plans were credited with curtailing the runaway growth in health care costs. They achieved these efficiencies mainly by eliminating unnecessary hospitalizations and forcing participating physicians and other health care providers to offer their services at discounted rates. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.


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Health care services in the 1990s by Williams, Stephen J. Download PDF EPUB FB2

This comprehensive guide shows you how to make knowledgeable choices--how to get everything you require from our nation's $ billion a year health care system. Health Care Services in the s provides life-or-death information about ambulatory care, long-term care, and mental health services.

Health Care Services in the s provides life-or-death information about ambulatory care, long-term care, and mental health services. health care system, and proceeds with the active role of the consumer as a partner in the system, protecting and promoting one's own health.

M3 - Book. BT - Health care in the s and beyond--focus on outcomes. PB - Excerpta Medica. ER - Hughes EFX. Health care in the s and beyond--focus on outcomes.

Excerpta Medica, Powered by Pure, Scopus & Elsevier Fingerprint Engine Cited by: 1. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Thomas, Richard K., Health care consumers in the s.

Ithaca, N.Y.: American Demographics Books, © Factors Contributing to the Health Care Crisis. The crisis in American health care comprises a number of distinct problems, but this article will focus on two fundamental issues: absence of universal access and excessive costs.

Absence of Universal Access. The absence of universal access to health care constitutes for many the number 1. What I Learned About Health Care in the s. Dick Gephardt was a leader in Congress 15 years ago, when the last major effort at health-care reform fizzled.

Books shelved as healthcare: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheap. Also, the two consider how the healthcare we get in a doctor's office has changed since the s, and how technologies such as Teladoc's telehealth products might.

The overall spending on health care has increased since the late s, and not just due to general price raises as the rate of spending is growing faster than the rate of inflation.

Moreover, the expenditure on health services for people over 45 years old is times the maximum of. Health services spending is generally a function of prices (e.g. the dollar amount charged for a hospital stay) and utilization (e.g.

the number of hospital stays). For most of the s and s, healthcare price growth in the U.S. outpaced growth in utilization of healthcare. In a paper, Cutler determined that during the s, hospitals shifted the cost burden of services from governmental payers onto commercial payers; however, in the s, in response to reduced growth in governmental payments, hospitals tended to reduce resource use and the acquisition of new technology.

Discussions centered on issues raised by five commissioned papers that dealt with policy choices for the s, the growing role of management in health care, the changing hospital, medical. Soc Work. Sep;39(5) Health care reform in the s: an analysis of the problems and three proposals.

Scuka RF(1). Author information: (1)National Institute of Relationship Enhancement, Bethesda, MD National health care reform is arguably the most important domestic policy issue of the s and certainly is one of the most difficult and pressing of current social issues. Other comprehensive health reforms have failed over the decades including, famously, the Clinton plan of the early s.

That was a time when there was a lot of attention paid to healthcare. People thought we should do something, and it seemed politically feasible.

The s saw major shifts in the financing of health care, which influenced the rate of health care inflation in the public and private sectors. Whereas in total health expenditures grew from the previous year by almost 12 percent, expenditure growth was percent over the previous year inand percent in Health Care genre: new releases and popular books, including The Prison Doctor by Amanda Brown, The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They.

Health insurance and managed health care are inventions of the 20th century. For a long time, they were not considered to be “insurance” but rather “prepaid health care”—i.e., a way of accessing and paying for healthcare services rather.

Any successful attempt to reform health care in the United States must accommodate two realities. Cohn’s book, Managed care kept cost increases in check for a while during the s.

The Clinton health care plan was a healthcare reform package proposed by the administration of President Bill Clinton and closely associated with the chair of the task force devising the plan, First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton.

President Clinton had campaigned heavily on health care in the presidential task force was created in Januarybut its own. Health care developments cause increased demand for health insurance, increased supply of employer insurance: National health care expenditures are $ billion, % of the Gross National Product.

Overall, the # of those insured tops million up from million in Health care spending and the number insured rises. The s have been a turbulent time for health care. Hospitals have closed, managed care companies have grown, employers have become interested in the health care of their employees, employers have seen their health insurance premiums escalating, health care organizations have merged (and continue to do so), and integrated delivery systems have been born.Employers, payers, and providers have a unique opportunity to band together in effecting changes in care from the traditional illness model to a more current wellness/health promotion/ prevention model.

New areas to explore include life care partners/case managers and virtual health management. In Health Care in America, historian John C. Burnham describes changes over four centuries of medicine and public health in ing with seventeenth-century concerns over personal and neighborhood illnesses, Burnham concludes with the arrival of a new epoch in American medicine and health care at the turn of the twenty-first s: 7.