Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care

By David Mechanic; Lynn B. Rogut et al. | Go to book overview

SUBJECT INDEX
academics, vs. clinicians, 157
access to health care: differential, 117– 118; limiting, 238; and racial disparities, 138; and resources, 80; and variations in spending, 157
accountability: lack of, 170; public, 142
accountability for reasonableness, 240– 243; challenge of, 247; effectiveness of, 244; in practice, 242–247
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 166, 173, 209
accreditation surveys, 165
Acheson report, 125
Addams, Jane, 19
adolescents: and firearm policy, 91; health problems of, 20–21; illegal firearms obtained by, 93; suicide of, 94
adverse selection, 40, 41, 226
advertising: bans on food, 110; cigarette, 101; public-service, 111; tobacco, 106
Aetna, 246
African Americans: and health disparities, 118–119; and segregation, 118–119; and socioeconomic status disadvantages, 125; substance abuse of, 117. See also blacks
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 155, 164, 166, 167, 168, 172, 245, 246
aging, 191–192. See also elderly
AIDS, 17; deaths from, 154; and health disparities, 80; private coverage for, 45; response to, 21
air bags, 79
Alaska, tobacco-control program of, 104
alcohol abuse: disability because of, 199; and public health, 107–108; and socioeconomic status, 117
Alexander v. Sandoval, 137, 142, 143, 144–145
Allina, 166
“all products” clauses, 140
alternative medicine, 42–43
Alzheimer's disease, 217
ambulatory surgery, 218; centers for, 56–57, 213; and Stark regulations, 64
American Academy of Family Physicians, 201
American Academy of Pediatrics, 91, 208
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 163
American Board of Family Practice, 211
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), 166, 173, 209, 214, 215, 216, 218; “maintenance-of-certification” programs of, 206, 218
American Cancer Society (ACS), 104
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 94
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 208
American College of Physicians, 166
American Hospital Association (AHA), 155, 166

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