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Title Guide to U.S. health and health care policy / edited by Thomas R. Oliver
Published Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Reference/CQ Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 487 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Evolution of American health care policy (beginnings to today) -- part II. Government organizations that develop, fund, and administer health policy (1789-today) -- part III. Contemporary health policy issue : goals and initiatives (1920s-today) -- part IV. Contemporary health policy issues : people and policies (1960s-today) -- part V.U.S. response to global health challenges (1980s-today)
Summary "Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing healthcare issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national healthcare system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to advancing the nation's healthcare policies. Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, the book addresses the development of the U.S. health care system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation's health care needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, and adequate health insurance. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the issues affecting health care policy in the U.S. is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health planning -- United States -- History.
Medical policy -- United States -- History.
Public health administration -- United States -- History.
Health Policy -- history.
Health Planning -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
United States Government Agencies -- history.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Oliver, Thomas R., editor
ISBN 1452270740 (electronic book)
1483346560 (electronic book)
9781452270746 (electronic book)
9781483346564 (electronic book)
Other Titles U.S. health and health care policy
CQ Press guide to U.S. health and health care policy
Guide to United States health and health care policy