Author Ameringer, Carl F., author
Title US health policy and health care delivery : doctors, reformers, and entrepreneurs / Carl F. Ameringer
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA418.3.U6 A555 2018    AVAILABLE    30650020077513
Descript xvi, 178 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Health policy and health care delivery; 2. The scientific practitioner, 1870-1918; 3. Group medical practice and group insurance, 1919-1943; 4. The hospital as community health center, 1945-1965; 5. The turn to market competition, 1965-1995; 6. The emergence of corporate health systems, 1996-2015
"The unique composition and configuration of doctors and hospitals in the U.S. is leading to a crisis in primary care provision. There are significantly more specialists than generalists and many community hospitals and outpatient facilities are concentrated in affluent areas with high rates of comprehensive insurance coverage. These particular features present difficult challenges to policymakers seeking to increase access to care. Carl F. Ameringer shows why the road to universal healthcare is not built on universal finance alone. Policymakers in other countries successfully align finance with delivery to achieve better access, lower costs, and improved population health. This book explains how the U.S. healthcare system developed, and why efforts to expand insurance coverage in the absence of significant changes to delivery could make things worse"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Health Policy -- history
Delivery of Health Care -- history
Universal Coverage -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
United States