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Health Services Research: Key to Health Policy


reviewed by Marilyn Rawnsley 1992

coverTitle: Health Services Research: Key to Health Policy
Author(s): Eli Ginzberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674385764, Pages: , Year: 1993
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The passage of the Title XIX Amendments to the Social Security Act in 1965 was a watershed in U.S. health care policy. More commonly known as Medicare and Medicaid, this legislation to provide publicly sponsored health care for the elderly and the indigent meant that the federal government became the largest purchaser of health care services for these groups, thereby ensuring its involvement in what had been largely a private, professionally controlled enterprise. Since that time, there has been a continued national focus on issues of escalating costs, inequitable access to services, regional differences in resources, and quantity and quality of technological and human interventions in health services. Despite heated political debates, particularly notable in election years, and a considerable body of ongoing research, these problems are persistent; twenty-six years later, most remain unresolved. Disentangling the effects of demographic changes in population, increased demand for health services, advances in biomedical... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 4, 1992, p. 763-766
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 275, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:53:58 PM

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