The Economic Era of Health Care
A Revolution in Organized Delivery Systems
From traditional, health-oriented community care to the new era of bottom-line-focused medical treatment, this work presents the dramatic shift in modern US medicine. The implications are explored in a series of dialogues about the most recent changes in managed care, hospital governance, alliances between physicians and managers, and health care ethics: the problems to be solved, the threats that must be met, and the opportunities that lie ahead for those hospitals and physicians who are willing to challenge the status quo.
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?For those of us who plan to lead health care organizations in the twenty-first century, this book is essential reading. The authors' insights reach far beyond conventional thinking.? --G. William Bates, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, PrincipalCare, Inc. ?The finest and most thoughtful description of the transitions that have taken place in health care and are still taking place today. Leaders, scholars, and all who are interested in the future of health care services must read this volume and have it on their desks.? --Robert E. Toomey, general director emeritus, Greenville Hospital System and member of the Healthcare Hall of Fame class of 1994 ?A must read for anyone who continues to believe that value, in the emerging health care marketplace, will accrue to the patient, organization and community and that the ethics and care models of the past will take us into the next century.? --Eugene S. Schneller, Ph.D., School of Health Administration and Policy, College of Business, Arizona State University ?The not-for-profit and public systems must struggle to master vertical integration. This book tackles the key issues head-on and offers a number of creative scenarios that can help trustees, physicians, and executives get through the white-water turbulence we now face.? --Barbara P. McCool, R.N., M.H.A., Ph.D., former system board trustee and CEO, SMS/Strategic Management Services, Inc., Tucson, Arizona "What I like about this book is that the authors are not afraid to speak their minds. This forces readers to articulate their own thinking." --Anthony R. Kovner, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, Inquiry