- Pub. Date: March 2006
- Publisher:Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
Textbook Hardcover, 536pp
Fully updated for this new edition, Patel and Rushefsky's widely adopted text combines background and context for the evolution of U.S. health care policy with in-depth analysis of recent trends and current issues.
Provides a historical overview of US health care politics and policy and the origins of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, with analysis of technology, current trends, and reform efforts. This edition is thoroughly updated, with two new chapters addressing medical liability and the most recent policy initiatives of the late 1990s. Greater emphasis is placed in this edition on philosophical discussion of equality and the notion of a right to health care. Includes a chronology of significant events. Of likely use as a graduate or undergraduate level course text in political science, public policy, policy administration, and related fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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