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Managed Care and Public Health

Author(s): Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE
Arnold D. Kaluzny, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Administration, Gillings School of Public Health and Senior Research Fellow Emeritus, Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Curtis P. McLaughlin, DBA, Professor Emeritus, Kenan-Flagler Business School and School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • ISBN-13: 9780834208971
  • ISBN-10:0834208970
  • Paperback    461 pages      © 1998
Price: $276.95 US List
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The must-have text for every public health practitioner involved in managed care and public health. Managed Care and Public Health reveals the hottest trends and issues emerging among managed care and public health organizations, and examines a wide range of real-life partnerships with the private sector. Timely and practical, this resource is ideal for public health practitioners in the age of managed care. Readers will be introduced to a new vision of collaboration between public health and the privatized system. Learn about the policy changes that will be necessary to support such a vision. And find a road map for the profession as it embarks on this difficult undertaking. Features detailed case studies; chapters written by leading public health experts; discussion questions following each case study to enhance reader understanding; plus an appendix with sample contracts for public and private collaborative agreements.
Contents: CURRENT THEMES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND MANAGED CARE * Introduction * Current Practice and Evolving Roles in Public Health * Managed Care and Its Relationship to Public Health: Barriers and Opportunities * Privatization of Public Hospitals: Trends and Strategies * Privatization and Health Care * APPLICATIONS OF MANAGED CARE AND PRIVATIZATION * Managed Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries: An Overview * Privatizing Maternal and Child Health Services in Texas * Public and Private Sector Involvement in Managed Mental Health Care * Managed Care and the Delivery of Public Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services * The Privatization of Quality Assurance in Health Care * CASE STUDIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND MANAGED CARE * Managed Care, Public Health, and Privatization: A Typology of Interorganizational Arrangements * Case Study: Integrated Public and Private Health Care Systems in Denver, CO * Case Study: Group Health Cooperative and the Public Health System Serving Olympia, WA * Case Study: A Public Sector HMO in Portland, OR * Case Study: Reconfiguring Memphis' Public Health System for Managed Care * Case Study: The Local Health Department's Role in Milwaukee's Managed Care Market * Case Study: Privatizing a Community Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC * Case Study: Providing Public Health Services through an Integrated Delivery System in Mecklenburg County, NC * Case Study: Hospital Privatization as a Quality Improvement Strategy in Jersey City, NJ * Case Study: Privatizing the Mental Health System in King County, WA * MANAGING THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH: POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS * Ensuring Quality and Access under Managed Care * Public Health, Privatization, and Market Populism: A Cautionary Note * Strategies for Managing the Public's Health: Implications and Next Steps * Appendixes * Index

Paul Halverson, DrPH, FACHE

Arnold D. Kaluzny, PhD-Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Administration, Gillings School of Public Health and Senior Research Fellow Emeritus, Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Curtis P. McLaughlin, DBA-Professor Emeritus, Kenan-Flagler Business School and School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Curtis P. McLaughlin, D.B.A., is professor emeritus and adjunct professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  At the time of his retirement he was also Professor of Health Policy and Administration in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Senior Research Fellow of the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.  Prior to coming to North Carolina, he was Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and also taught in the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is the author or coauthor of approximately 275 publications, including Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care with A.D. Kaluzny, now in its third edition with Jones & Bartlett. He received his BA in Chemistry from Wesleyan University and his MBA and his DBA from Harvard Business School. While there, he studied and then taught in the initial Harvard interdisciplinary program in health care economics and management.

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