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The United States Risks for Americans and Lessons for Abroad

Joseph White

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter surveys the strategies, tactics, and results of US efforts to change health care policy. It begins by discussing the international health policy agenda in the mid-1990s. It identifies ... More


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Amy Finkelstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Moral hazard—the tendency to change behavior when the cost of that behavior will be borne by others—is a particularly tricky question when considering health care. Kenneth J. Arrow's seminal 1963 ... More


Regulating the Front Line From Above: The Joint Commission and Hospital Regulation in the United States

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter suggests that although the casual observer may see that the American health care system is fragmented and market driven, the underlying reality is that it is also highly regulated. Just ... More


cross-cultural issues and medical decision-making: worlds apart

maren grainger-monsen and stephen murphy-shigematsu

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by the documentary film Worlds Apart (2003). The film tells the story of four culturally diverse patients and families faced with critical medical ... More


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