Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)
Extend Your Rental at Any Time
Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.
Social and Cultural Contributions to Health, Difference, and Inequality is the second of three volumes in the second edition of The Social Medicine Reader, a provocative and engaging survey of the challenging issues facing today's health care providers, patients, and caregivers.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Part I The Uninsured, Health Care Costs, and Public Programs
The U.S. Health Care System: On a Road to Nowhere?
Wanted: A Clearly Articulated Social Ethic for American Health Care
Uwe E. Reinhardt
From Bismarck to Medicare---A Brief History of Medical Care Payment in America
Donald L. Madison
The Sad History of Health Care Cost Containment as Told in One Chart
Drew E. Altman
The Unsurprising Surprise of Renewed Health Care Cost Inflation
Henry J. Aaron
The Not-So-Sad History of Medicare Cost Containment as Told in One Chart
Medicaid and Medicare: The Unanticipated Politics of Public Insurance Programs
Lawrence D. Brown
Michael S. Sparer
Part II Managed Care, Markets, and Rationing
Must Good HMOS Go Bad? The Commercialization of Prepaid Group Health Care
Defending My Life
Business vs. Medical Ethics: Conflicting Standards for Managed Care
Wendy K. Mariner
The Prostitute, the Playboy, and the Poet: Rationing Schemes for Organ Transplantation
George J. Annas
Ethics of Queuing for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Canada
Jafna L. Cox
Rationing in Practice: The Case of In Vitro Fertilization
Part III International Perspectives and Emerging Issues
Reforming the Health Care System: The Universal Dilemma
Uwe E. Reinhardt
Health Care in Four Nations
Keeping Quality on the Policy Agenda
Elizabeth A. McGlynn
Robert H. Brook
What's Ahead for Health Insurance in the United States?
Victor R. Fuchs
Luxury Primary Care--Market Innovation or Threat to Access?
Troyen A. Brennan
Correspondence: Response to ``Luxury Primary Care''
Limiting Health Care for the Old
Scapegoating the Aged: Intergenerational Equity and Age-Based Rationing