Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Ronald M. Andersen, Thomas H. Rice, and Gerald F. Kominski, 2nd ed, 553 pp, $55, ISBN 0-7879-5236-2, San Francisco, Calif, Jossey-Bass, 2001.
The editors achieve their stated goal of "providing, in a single source, a comprehensive yet readable account of the issues facing the United States in health care policy and management." Each of 20 chapters synthesizes current research-based knowledge about access to health care, its costs and quality, the problems of special populations (the elderly, children and families, persons with mental illness, and those with AIDS/HIV), and what the editors call "directions for reform." The editors and authors hold appointments at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Health ServicesChanging the U. S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services, Policy, and Management. JAMA. 2001;286(17):2168. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2168-JBK1107-4-1