Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

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Index
Abbott Laboratories, 195
ACA. See Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), 25, 26, 53–55, 243
ACE. See Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) units
ACOs. See Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) units, 125, 131, 241
Administrators: hospital, 122–26; hospitalists and, 228; nursing home, 185–91; palliative care and, 32–33
Admitting diagnoses, 83
Advance care planning, 21–22, 32, 49, 59, 76, 163, 167, 200, 262n39
Advances, scientific, 63–68, 135–37, 212–15
Advertising, drug, 49–51
Aetna, 141
Affordable Care Act (ACA), ix, 239–40; Accountable Care Organizations and, 26, 53–54; electronic medical records and, 125–26; hospitals and, 147–48; Hospital Systems and, 108; Medicare and, 149, 244; patient engagement and, 147–48; quality indices and, 76; skilled nursing facilities and, 220–21
African Americans, 62, 78
After visit summary, 59
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 10, 75
AHRQ. See Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Alendronate, 142
Alms houses, 204
Alzheimer’s disease, xiii
Ambulatory surgery, 146
AMDA, 197
Anthem, 141
Argon plasma coagulation, 229
Ascension Health, 103
Asian Americans, 77–78
Assessment, comprehensive geriatric, 30–31
Assisted living, 153, 208–9, 232–33. See also Home care; Skilled nursing facility (SNF)
Augmentin, 142
Balanced Bud get Act of 1997 (BBA), 146, 147, 219, 239, 265n23
Banner Estrella Medical Center, 103
Baptist Hospital of South Florida, xiii–xiv
Bariatric surgery, 124
Bay State Medical Center, 113
BBA. See Balanced Bud get Act of 1997 (BBA)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), 95, 97, 101, 124
BIDMC. See Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
Big Pharma, 49–52; hospitals and, 117–20; Medicare and, 240; mergers and acquisitions in, 141–42; skilled nursing facilities and, 194–96
Biguanides, 67
Billing, aggressive, in hospitals, 122–23
Billing codes, 45, 48, 74–75, 123, 250n13, 253n34
Blackstone Group, 103
Blood pressure, 16, 49, 64–65, 76–77, 248n19
Blood tests, 64, 87, 169
Boston City Hospital, 99

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prelude ix
  • Abbreviations in the Text xxi
  • Part I - The Office 1
  • Chapter One - Going to the Doctor 3
  • Chapter Two - The Lay of the Land 23
  • Chapter Three - From the outside in 41
  • Chapter Four - The March of Time, 1965–2015 61
  • Part II - The Hospital 79
  • Chapter Five - Entering the Palace of Technology 81
  • Chapter Six - The Varieties of Hospital Experience 97
  • Chapter Seven - The Hospital through Other Eyes 113
  • Chapter Eight - The Transformation of the American Hospital, 1965–2015 133
  • Part III - The Skilled Nursing Facility 151
  • Chapter Nine - Going to Rehab 153
  • Chapter Ten - Different Snfs, Different Miffs 169
  • Chapter Eleven - Movers and Shapers 184
  • Chapter Twelve - Now and Then 202
  • Finale 223
  • Acknowledgments 245
  • Notes 247
  • Bibliography 267
  • Index 293
  • Studies in Social Medicine 301
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