ERIC Number: ED296258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Market Forces in the Delivery of Health Care: Issues for Research.
National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
This edition of the Role of Market Forces program note suggests empirical and descriptive analyses required to complement new areas of health policy emphasis and direction. Eight areas and related questions involving health economics are outlined: (1) rural health care; (2) medical malpractice and insurance; (3) supply, productivity, and reimbursement of hospitals; (4) health care technology assessment; (5) alternative delivery systems; (6) health care and the elderly; (7) cost and financing issues of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); and (8) consumer-oriented health care. Some questions, such as those concerning uncompensated or indigent care and the role of the physician in a changing health care system, are pertinent to each of the eight areas and are found throughout the program note. Information on application procedures and review are provided as the concluding sections of the program note. Selected references are included for each of the eight areas of health economics. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.