Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by David M. Cutler (National Bureau of Economic Research conference, Palm Beach, Fla, November 1997), 368 pp, $53, ISBN 0-226-13219-6, Chicago, Ill, University of Chicago Press, 2000.
This volume contains 10 research papers presented at a National Bureau of Economic Research conference and includes comments from a number of conference participants. Many of the papers represent interdisciplinary work from physicians, sociologists, or epidemiologists collaborating with economists.
The focus on quality comparison makes this book of potential interest to physicians. Five of the papers are concerned with the measurement of quality and provide methodological details that are very useful for physicians involved in research in quality of care within institutions and programs.
Health SystemsThe Changing Hospital Industry: Comparing Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Institutions. JAMA. 2000;284(23):3062. doi:10.1001/jama.284.23.3062-JBK1220-4-1