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Controversial Issues in Health Care Policy
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Controversial Issues in Health Care Policy



December 1992 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Experts agree--the U.S. has achieved the most technologically advanced medical care system in the world and it provides the highest quality, most comprehensive medical education available. Can we conclude that our health care system is one of America's success stories? It appears--we cannot. However, amid growing concern over our health care system, there is far less agreement on what to do about it. Jennie Kronenfeld addresses major health care controversies confronting American society, health care professionals, and policymakers. This intriguing book focuses on the overlapping area between policy sciences and health care studies, particularly the cost, access, and quality of health care. Kronenfeld discusses whether our system can solve its problems, or whether we have a health care "system" at all. Do we have a national health care "policy," or a web of state, county, and city policies? And, what of fundamental changes being adopted in the midst of the controversies surrounding reproductive health and abortion, mental health and behavioral health, disease patterns/physical health/AIDS, aging and long-term care, as well as the professions and facilities who provide care? A provocative examination of these important issues, Controversial Issues in Health Care Policy is essential reading for students of policy studies, health services, and sociology, as well as for policymakers, and health care professionals.

 
Introduction
 
Disease Patterns, Physical Health and AIDS
 
Mental Health Concerns and Behavioral Health
 
Reproductive Health Concerns and Abortion
 
Aging and Long-Term Care
 
Providers of Care
Health Professions and Health Facilities  
 
Costs of Health Care
 
Quality of Health Care Technology
 
Access to Health Care Services and Suggestions for Health Care Reform

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