History and Health Policy in the United States: Putting the Past Back In

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Index
AAHP (American Association of Health Plans), 330–331
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), 221
Abdelhak, Sherif, 281, 293–294
ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine), 63–64, 66, 69, 70
Abington Hospital (Philadelphia), 291
ABMS. See American Board of Medical Specialties
abortion, 26, 27. See also reproductive rights
academic-industrial complex. See "medicalindustrial complex"
academic medical centers (AMCs) (teaching hospitals): commercial exploitation of research at, 19, 146–147, 154, 192–195; competition between hospitals for, 276–278; defined, 184; description of, 51, 53; emergency rooms of, 252, 253, 288; managed care contracts in, 278, 279; Medicaid and Medicare in, 40, 45, 288; medical specialties in, 65; as NIH constituents, 176, 183–185, 190–195; in Philadelphia, 290, 291–292; research in, 34, 179–184, 186; and voluntary national professional service, 72. See also education (medical); hospitals; "medicalindustrial complex"; specific institutions
accessibility (to health care), 8; emergency room as rational response to general lack of elsewhere, 251, 255–256, 267, 268; of HMOs, 310; poor vs. wealthy gap in, 100, 102; as a right, 15, 24, 28, 85, 87, 91; urban vs. rural gap in, 91–92. See also coverage; deflection; insurance (health)
accountability. See responsibility
accountable health plans (AHPs), 282, 283
accreditation (of hospitals), 53. See also hospitals: standards for
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 61, 72
ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), 61, 72
ACSH (American Council on Science and Health), 135–136
acupuncture, 34
ADC (Aid to Dependent Children), 206
adenoidectomies, 52, 55
adolescent medicine specialty, 70
advertising (marketing; public relations), 181; deceptive corporate, 93, 131, 132–137, 153; direct, of prescription drugs, 101, 153, 163, 165–166, 245; emergency-room-related, 252–254, 258, 266; as mirror of society, 28; through physician detailing, 163; regulation of, 94
Advisory Board for Medical Specialties, 56. See also American Board of Medical Specialties
Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing, 140
Aetna U.S. Health Care, 278, 286
African Americans, 144–146
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), 36, 37. See also Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 36–39, 196
agent orange, 136
AGH (Allegheny General Hospital), 275–276, 279, 281
aging population: drugs taken by, 153; expensive choices facing, 104, 216; impoverishing of, to become eligible for Medicaid, 213, 217–219; lack of insurance for, 95; long-term care for, 202–225, 237–238; medicalization of, 153, 161–167; as Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, 40, 202, 214, 215, 281; as pressure group, 22, 28; women in, 166; younger generations pitted against, 213, 214–217, 220. See also pensions
Agriculture Department (U.S.), 177, 187
AHA. See American Hospital Association
AHCPR (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research), 36, 37
AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation), 273–308
AHPs (accountable health plans), 282, 283
AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), 36–39, 196
AIDS, 19, 22, 28, 266; lay advocacy about, 170n. 5; reporting of, 124–125; research protocols on, 99
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), 206
Aid to Dependent Families, 205
Aid to the Blind, 205
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 186
alcoholism, 15, 132; and mental illness, 240, 242, 245. See also fetal alcohol syndrome; substance abuse
Alford, Robert, 331
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), 275–276, 279, 281
Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation (AHERF), 273–308; bankruptcy scandal, 8, 273–308

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