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The globalization of health care

Julio Frenk, Octavio Gömez-Dantés, Orvill Adams, and Emmanuela E. Gakidou

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631985
eISBN:
9780191723582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the globalization of health care. The first part of the chapter addresses the current situation of the global health order, emphasizing the changes that have occurred in the ... More


Fighting Health Care Fraud and Abuse

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses ways of reducing health care fraud and abuse. It first proposes three approaches to reducing crime and corruption: making it more difficult for the individual perpetrator to ... More


Quality: Managing by Numbers

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of quality measurement within market-based health policies. Quantifying quality is supposed to unite regulators, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of ... More


Conclusion

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book concludes by revisiting several broad questions that are integral to health care fraud and abuse: whether the current definitions of “fraud” and “abuse” are too broad; whether certain ... More


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