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Health Policy Analysis, Third Edition
An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author(s): Curtis P. McLaughlin, DBA, Professor Emeritus, Kenan-Flagler Business School and School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Craig D. McLaughlin, MJ, Health Policy Speaker and Consultant, Berkeley, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781284120240
  • Paperback    475 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 3/29/2018
Price: $83.95 US List
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Drawing from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines, this innovative text is unlike any others of its kind. Health Policy Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition analyzes current U.S. health policy and proposes various alternatives for developing future health policy without pushing a single solution set—rather, it considers the viewpoints of economics, political science, management, communications, technology, and public health.

Organized into three sections, this unique text first explores the current and historical issues with the U.S. healthcare system and considers the alternatives for future policy that have strong support. It then reviews the political processes that influence planning in various healthcare settings; presents the accepted methods of economic and financial analysis; and addresses the ethical and other value considerations that must enter into the health policy process. Finally, it takes a look at the roles, skills, and leadership that health professionals can bring to the policy making process in their local and national communities.

The Third Edition offers:

  • Coverage of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to date and the impacts of the 2016 elections are woven throughout chapters 1 through 6.
  • Greater emphasis on what the Institute of Medicine now calls the learning health system and the greater focus on cost and outcomes, now that the uninsured crisis has been somewhat improved.
  • New and updated case studies

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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Craig D. McLaughlin, MJ-Health Policy Speaker and Consultant, Berkeley, California

Craig D. McLaughlin, MJ is a journalist, author, and public speaker. He was executive director of the Washington State Board of Health when he co-authored the first edition of this book. He joined the Board as senior health policy manager in 2001 and served as executive director from 2004 to 2011. Immediately prior, he served as director of college relations and adjunct faculty for The Evergreen State College. As a newspaper editor and freelance journalist for more than a decade, Mr. McLaughlin wrote and edited articles on a broad range of health issues. He has served as a communications consultant to foundations and as a management consultant to media organizations. Mr. McLaughlin earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Wesleyan University and his Masters in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. He also completed all coursework toward a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in health administration at the University of New Mexico.