Health Policy and Nursing: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System
edited by Charlene Harrington and Carroll L. Estes
This expertly edited volume provides nurses and other health care professionals with an overview of current major health policy issues in the United States. It addresses health care delivery and financing issues of critical importance. The national health care system as a whole is examined, as well as each of its individidual components: private insurance and managed care, hospitals, nursing homes, and community-based care.
Explores personnel supply, the physician and nurse labor markets, quality of health care and women's health. Special emphasis is placed on the ultimate issue of reforming the health care system by developing a national health program. Paperback, 1994.