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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


Delivering health services: incentives and information in supply-side innovations

Kara Hanson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on supply-side innovations in delivering health services, and their impact. It begins with an overview of incentives in organizations, located in the conceptual framework of ... More


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


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


Health Statistics from Nonhealth Sources

Walter Phillip Bailey, Amy Brock Martin, Elizabeth H. Corley, Daniel J. Friedman, and R. Gibson Parrish II

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/9780195149289.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Traditional health statistics provide a baseline of information that helps characterize the health of a population or population subgroup. Where health statistics often fall short is in their ability ... More


Roma Health: Problems and Perception

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health of Roma people is significantly worse compared to the majority European population. Lower use of health services may involve choice on the part of the Roma or unresponsiveness or ... More


Dying in the Public Hospital System: Institutional Arrangements and Provider Perspectives

David Wendell Moller

in Dancing with Broken Bones: Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199760138
eISBN:
9780190267995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter introduces County Health Services (CHS) as the only hospital that provides comprehensive care for the urban poor, undereducated, and racially diverse, and as an intellectual stimulating ... More


Belief, Hope, and Healing

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In matters of health, nothing is more fundamental to the practice of appealing to saints than hope and belief: the hope that cures for illness are possible and the abiding conviction that saints can ... More


The Art of Medicine: Access and Status

Julie Fette

in Exclusions: Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920-1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450211
eISBN:
9780801463990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450211.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the French medical profession sought to protect itself against foreigners and naturalized citizens through distinction. In particular, it considers how physicians tried to ... More


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