Health Services Research: Key to Health Policy

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Eli Ginzberg
Harvard University Press, 1991 - Medical - 416 pages
Despite the long and distinguished history of health services research in the United States, this unparalleled work is the first comprehensive account of what health services research aims to do and what the research has actually accomplished. Specially commissioned essays by a roster of leading scholars offer an incisive look at the current potential of the field.
 

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Health services research became a big-time business following Medicare's establishment in the mid-1960s. The changes in the mode and manner of payments for medical and hospital services created an ... Read full review

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Health Services Research as
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The Impact on Federal Policy
46
Physician Payment
69
Financing Health Care for the Poor
93
Financing Health Care for Elderly Americans
126
Controlled Experimentation as Research Policy 16 1
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Alternative Delivery Systems
195
Health Manpower Forecasting The Case
234
Maintaining Quality of Care
284
The Challenges Ahead
315
Notes
333
Acknowledgments
385
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