Journal of Health Politics Policy & Law

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 27.1, February 2002

Contents

Articles

    Maxwell, James.
    Temin, Peter.
  • Managed Competition versus Industrial Purchasing of Health Care among the Fortune 500
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    Subject Headings:
    • Insurance, Health -- Purchasing -- United States.
    • Medical care -- United States.
    • Consumers' preferences -- United States.
    Abstract:
      The theory of managed competition has found favor with many health policy analysts and academic economists alike. Three characteristics--consumer choice, defined contribution, and dissemination of information--signal managed competition strategy. By requiring private employers to provide their employees with a choice of health carriers, a fixed-dollar strategy (defined contribution), and quality information to make appropriate choices among carriers, managed competition offers to remedy imperfections in both the consumer and provider sides of the market for health insurance. In an extensive survey of health care purchasing practices among Fortune 500 companies we found that major companies are not using the managed competition approach to health care purchasing. Instead, most of the companies surveyed are purchasing health care in the same way as they do other inputs to production--a pattern we call industrial purchasing.
    Aaron, Henry J.
  • Commentary--A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Managed Competition
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    Subject Headings:
    • Maxwell, James. Managed competition versus industrial purchasing of health care among the Fortune 500.
    • Temin, Peter.
    • Insurance, Health -- Purchasing -- United States.
    Enthoven, Alain C., 1930-
  • Commentary--The Fortune 500 Model for Health Care: Is Now the Time to Change?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Maxwell, James. Managed competition versus industrial purchasing of health care among the Fortune 500.
    • Temin, Peter.
    • Insurance, Health -- Purchasing -- United States.
    • Consumers' preferences -- United States.
    Shortell, Stephen M. (Stephen Michael), 1944-
    Zukoski, Ann P.
    Alexander, Jeffrey A.
    Bazzoli, Gloria J.
    Conrad, Douglas A., 1948-
    Hasnain-Wynia, Romana.
    Sofaer, Shoshanna.
    Chan, Benjamin Y.
    Casey, Elizabeth.
    Margolin, Frances S.
  • Evaluating Partnerships for Community Health Improvement: Tracking the Footprints
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    Subject Headings:
    • Community health services -- United States -- Case studies.
    • Strategic alliances (Business) -- United States -- Case studies.
    • Medical cooperation -- United States -- Case studies.
    Abstract:
      Private-public partnerships are increasingly seen as an important mechanism for improving community health. Despite their popularity, traditional evaluations of these efforts have produced negative or mixed results. This is often attributed to weak interventions or an insufficient period of time to observe an impact. This study examines two additional possibilities--the need for a well-articulated shared vision and the governance and management capabilities of the partnership itself. We conducted a midstream process evaluation of twenty-five community partnerships associated with the Community Care Network (CCN) Demonstration Program. We examined how the roles of a common shared vision, strong governance, and effective management influence a partnership's ability to achieve its objectives. The findings, based on both qualitative and quantitative analyses, underscore the importance of membership organizations' perceived benefits and costs of participation and management capabilities to the partnership's progress toward a vision. Based on the qualitative data, six key governance and management characteristics are identified that separate the top performing partnerships from the lowest performing ones. We explore the implications of this research for future evaluations of public-private community health partnerships.
    Spitz, Bruce.
    Ritter, Grant.
  • Commentary--Evaluating Community Partnerships: A Response
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shortell, Stephen M. (Stephen Michael), 1944- Evaluating partnerships for community health improvement: tracking the footprints.
    • Community health services -- United States.
    • Medical cooperation -- United States.
    Emanuel, Ezekiel J., 1957-
    Titlow, Karen.
  • Commentary--Evaluating Community-Based Health Initiatives: Identifying the Characteristics of Successful Initiatives and Evaluations
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shortell, Stephen M. (Stephen Michael), 1944- Evaluating partnerships for community health improvement: tracking the footprints.
    • Community health services -- United States -- Case studies.
    • Medical cooperation -- United States -- Case studies.

Books: Review Symposium on Vulnerable Populations

    Pollack, Harold.
  • The Challenge and Future of HIV Prevention
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ruiz, Monica S., ed. No time to lose: getting more from HIV prevention.
    • Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States.
    • Levin, Martin A. After the cure: managing AIDS and other public health crises.
    • Sanger, Mary Bryna.
    • AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Prevention.
    • Communicable diseases -- United States -- Prevention -- History.
    Epstein, Steven.
  • Global Responses to AIDS: Science in Emergency (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bastos, Cristiana. Global Responses to AIDS: science in emergency.
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
    Hammonds, Evelynn Maxine.
  • Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wailoo, Keith. Dying in the city of the blues: sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health.
    • Sickle cell anemia -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History.
    Horwitz, Allan V.
  • Mind Games: American Culture and the Birth of Psychotherapy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Caplan, Eric, 1962- Mind games: American culture and the birth of psychotherapy.
    • Psychotherapy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Jones, Kathleen W.
  • Life at the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, 1857-1997 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sitton, Sarah C., 1943- Life at the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, 1857-1997.
    • Texas State Lunatic Asylum (Austin, Tex.) -- History.
    Maman, Suzanne.
  • Women, Families, and HIV/AIDS: A Sociological Perspective on the Epidemic in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Campbell, Carole A. Women, families, and HIV/AIDS: a sociological perspective on the epidemic in America.
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Sylvester, Judith L., 1952-
  • The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cohen, Cathy J., 1961- Boundaries of blackness: AIDS and the breakdown of Black politics.
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Toon, Elizabeth, 1967-
  • The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hepworth, Julie. Social construction of anorexia nervosa.
    • Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects.
    Wailoo, Keith.
  • Health Care Divided: Race and Healing a Nation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Smith, David Barton. Health care divided: race and healing a nation.
    • Discrimination in medical care -- United States.
    White, Joseph.
  • Blood Feuds: AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Feldman, Eric A., ed. Blood feuds: AIDS, blood, and the politics of medical disaster.
    • Bayer, Ronald, ed.
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.



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