Table of contents for Health policy : a guide to analysis and reporting / Curtis P. McLaughlin, Craig D. McLaughlin.

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Preface
Chapter 1 		Introduction
			The Many Actors
			The U.S. System is Unique, but Not Unparalleled
			Health Policy ¿ What is It?
			The Policy Analysis Process
			Supporting Implementation
			Health Professionals and the Policy Process
			Big Issues to Keep Our Eyes On
			Conclusion
			The Road Ahead
Part I ¿ The Context
Chapter 2		Where Are We?
			Introduction
			Current Outcomes and Costs
			A More Systematic Evaluation
			Complexity
			Leadership at the State and Local Level
			Industrializing Structures for Delivery
			Medicalization of Society
			Conclusion
Chapter 3		How Did We Get Here?
			Introduction
			Contending Visions of a System for Delivering Health Care
			A Chronology
			The Current ¿Era¿ Emerges
			Employers Want Out: Backing for Consumer-Driven Health Care
			Conclusion			
			Case 3-1 International Comparisons: Where Else Might 
			We Have Gone?
				Different Cultures, Different Systems
Chapter 4		Where Do We Want to Go?
			Introduction
			Alignment with the Rest of Society
			Who is the We in ¿Where Do We Want to Go¿?
			Conclusion
			Case 4	-1 National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically
			Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Chapter 5			What Are the Governmental Alternatives?
			Introduction
			Federal Level Alternatives
				Access to Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Access to Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Access to Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives 
				Quality of Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Quality of Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Quality of Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives 
				Cost of Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Cost of Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Cost of Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives 
				Other Interventions
			State and Local Government Options
				Access to Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Access to Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Access to Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives 
				Quality of Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Quality of Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Quality of Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives
				Cost of Care ¿ Administer System Alternatives
				Cost of Care ¿ Oligopolistic Competition Alternatives
				Cost of Care ¿ Free-market Competition Alternatives 
				Other Interventions
			Conclusion	
			Case 5	-1 Specialty vs. Community Hospitals
Chapter 6		Alternative Responses and Initiatives of Institutions and Professions
			Introduction
			Common Responses
			Payers
			Providers
			Institutions
			Professions
			Consumers
			Not-for-Profit vs. For-Profit
			The Value-Driven Care Initiative
			Conclusion
			Case 6-1 Global Health Coverage
Part II ¿ The Policy Analysis Process
Chapter 7			The Policy Analysis Process - Identification and Definition
			Introduction
			Getting the Scenario Right
			Hidden Assumptions
			Defining What is Medical Problem
			Conclusion
						Case 7	-1 Small Area Variations
Chapter 8	The Policy Analysis Process - Evaluation ¿ Technology					Assessment 
			Introduction
			Terminology
			Technological Forecasting
			Levels of Technological Forecasting
			Not Just What, But Also When
			Forecasting Methods
			Changing Business Models
			Organizations Devoted to Health Care Technology Assessment
			Conclusion
			Case 8-1 Health Information Networks
Chapter 9		The Policy Analysis Process -Evaluation ¿ Political Feasibility
			Introduction
			Terminology
			Overview
			Authorizing Environments
			Key Government Actors
			Political Inputs
			Non-Governmental Actors
			Methods for Analyzing Political Feasibility
			Conclusion
			Case 9-1 Politics of The Clinton Health Plan
Chapter 10		The Policy Analysis Process - Evaluation ¿ Economic Viability
			Introduction
			Defining the Health Care Process Involved
			Agreeing in Detail on the Delivery System Involved
			Selecting the Analytical Approach
			Agreeing on the Outcomes Produced
			Determining Relevant Costs
			Basic Tools
				Supply and Demand Concepts
				Benefit/Cost Concepts
			Valuing the Outcomes Produced
				Determining the Present Values of Costs and Outcomes
				Inflation Adjusting
				Discounting
			Dealing With Important Uncertainties
			Identifying Financing Methods
			Considering Distributional Effects
			Comparing Competing Alternatives
			Financial Feasibility
			Conclusion
			Case 10-1 Folic Acid Fortification
Chapter 11		The Policy Analysis Process - Analysis of Values ¿ Last But Not Least
			Introduction
			Influence on Society ¿ A Broader Question
			Ethical Review
			Conclusion 
			Case 11-1 Voluntary Codes
Chapter 12 	Implementation Strategy and Planning
			Introduction
			Levels of Implementation Failure
			Implementation Planning
			Setting Up to Succeed
			That All-Important Start
			The Post-Mortem
			Conclusion
			Case 12-1 Evidence-Based Medicine in Mental Health
Part III ¿ The Professional As An Actor
Chapter 13		What is Likely to Work
			Introduction
			Working Out Your Own Scenarios
			Why Not an Unraveling?
			Conclusion
Chapter 14	Professional Leadership
			Introduction
			To Influence Locally, Start Locally
			Health Policy Analysis: A Relevant School for Leadership
			Enhancing the Professional¿s Role
			Conclusion
Chapter 15	Conclusion ¿ All Those Levers and No Fulcrum
			Where to Stand
			The Physician¿s Dilemma
			The ERISA Problem
			Tradeoffs

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical policy -- United States.
Health planning -- United States.
Health Policy -- United States.
Health Planning -- United States.