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High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

David A. Shore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Modern healthcare has become a system of conflicts, in which diverse groups pursue their own interests at the risk of the system at large. Insurance providers want to reduce their payments, HMOs want ... More


Compulsory insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses private health insurance, social health insurance, and tax-financed health care. These three health insurance systems differ in terms of three Cs: costs, coverage, and choice. ... More


Understanding and using health economics and financing

Sophie Witter

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses topics covered by health economics. These include health financing, taxation-based funding, insurance schemes, user charges, costing services, economic evaluation, project ... More


Uncertainty and health insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that there is a welfare gain from health insurance because people are risk averse with respect to the financial implications of the prospect of ill health. There are effectively ... More


Genetic advances and health insurance

Lilia Filipova and Michael Hoy

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses the complex issue of the use of genetic advances by health insurance. Technical innovation in medical care in general generates a great deal of interest and controversy. Of ... More


Access to Optimal Care among Gay and Bisexual Men: Identifying Barriers and Promoting Culturally Competent Care

Rajeev Ramchand and Claude Earl Fox

in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses a variety of issues that impact access to optimal health care for gay and bisexual men in the United States. Special consideration is given to health insurance coverage and ... More


Why Truth Matters: The Role of Health Statistics in Health Policy

Judith Feder and Larry Levitt

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the role of statistical analysis in health reform, or the making of the nation's policies on health insurance coverage. It begins with an overview of the policy process in ... More


Health Insurance and Accessing the Health Care System

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Approximately 15% of Americans lack health insurance, and many have insurance policies with limited benefits, inadequate to meet their needs. This chapter examines the health insurance coverage of ... More


Aligning Clinical Practice with Best Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness: Payment Policy for Evidence-Based Medical Care

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Contemporary U.S. health care is characterized by the under-use of services known to improve patients’ outcomes and the over-use of services beyond what can benefit patients. Large proportions of ... More


The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Joan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage, and Alistair McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book contains an analysis of issues concerning the economic decision making regarding healthcare technologies. It includes behavioural aspects, organization and incentives for new technology ... More


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