Publications Received

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American Health Economy Illustrated. By Christopher J. Conover. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press. 2012. 352 pp. $39.95.

The author provides a collection of facts that describe the health care economy of the United States. Its 20 chapters are organized around major policy issues and explain, among many other topics, how each health care dollar is spent; who pays for health services; government health expenditures, taxes, and deficits; poverty and health; economic fluctuations and health; and whether Americans get good value for money in health care.

Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health. Steven A. Estrine, Robert T. Hettenbach, Heidi Arthur, and Maria Messina (eds.). New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing Company. 2011. 496 pp. $65 (paper).

The aim of this book is to introduce innovative approaches to program design, service delivery, and evaluation to graduate and other students in social work, psychology, and behavioral health. The editors also hope to provide public sector professionals with new material with which to address the pressing needs of their vulnerable populations.

Governing How We Care: Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs. By Susan J. Shaw. Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press. 2012. 226 pp. …