Encyclopedia of Health Services Research, 1st Edition

  • Ross M. Mullner
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412971942
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971942
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. Health services research is a highly multidisciplinary field, including such areas as health administration, health economics, medical sociology, medicine, political science, public health, and public policy. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research is the first single reference source to capture the diversity and complexity of the field. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes investigate the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes such as death, disability, disease, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care. Key Features:

  • Examines the growing healthcare crisis facing the United States
  • Encompasses the structure, process, and outcomes of healthcare
  • Aims to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of healthcare by influencing and developing public policies
  • Describes healthcare systems and issues from around the globe

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
1: AARP.
2: Abt Associates.
3: Academic Medical Centers.
4: Academy Health.
5: Access, Models of.
6: Access to Healthcare.
7: Acreditation.
8: Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
9: Acute and Chronic Diseases.
10: Aday, Lu Ann.
11: Administrative Costs.
12: Adverse Drug Events.
13: Adverse Selection.
14: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
15: Aiken, Linda H..
16: Allied Health Professionals.
17: Altman, Drew E..
18: Ambulatory Care.
19: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
20: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
21: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
22: American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO).
23: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
24: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI).
25: American Health Care Association (AHCA).
26: American Health Planning Association (AHPA).
27: American Hospital Association (AHA).
28: American Medical Association (AMA).
29: American Nurses Association (ANA).
30: American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
31: American Public Health Association (APHA).
32: American Society of Health Economists (ASHE).
33: America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
34: Andersen, Ronald M..
35: Anderson, Odin W..
36: Antitrust Law.
37: Arrow, Kenneth J..
38: Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).
39: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
40: Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
41: Benchmarking.
42: Berwick, Donald M..
43: Bioterrorism.
44: Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
45: Brook, Robert H..
46: Brookings Institution.
47: Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).
48: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).
49: Canadian Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR).
50: Cancer Care.
51: Capitation.
52: Carve-Outs.
53: Case Management.
54: Case-Mix Adjustment.
55: Cato Institute.
56: Causal Analysis.
57: Center for Studying Health System Change.
58: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
59: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
60: Certificate of Need (CON).
61: Charity Care.
62: Chassin, Mark R..
63: Child Care.
64: Chiropractors.
65: Chronic Care Model.
66: Clancy, Carolyn M..
67: Clinical Decision Support.
68: Clinical Practice Guidelines.
69: Cochrane, Archibald L..
70: Codman, Ernest Amory.
71: Cohen, Wilbur J..
72: Cohort Studies.
73: Coinsurance, Copays, and Deductibles.
74: Committee on the Costs of Medical Care (CCMC).
75: Commonwealth Fund.
76: Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
77: Community Health.
78: Community Health Centers (CHCS).
79: Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs).
80: Comparing Health Systems.
81: Compensation Differentials.
82: Competition in Healthcare.
83: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
84: Computers.
85: Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
86: Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHPs).
87: Continuity of Health Service Operations During Pandemics.
88: Continuum of Care.
89: Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses.
90: Cost Containment Strategies.
91: Cost of Healthcare.
92: Cost Shifting.
93: Credentialing.
94: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
95: Cross-Sectional Studies.
96: Crowd-Out.
97: Cultural Competency.
98: Culyer, Anthony J..
99: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).
100: Data Privacy.
101: Data Security.
102: Data Sourcesin Conducting Health Services Research.
103: Davis, Karen.
104: Davis, Michael M..
105: Dentists and Dental Care.
106: Diabetes.
107: Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs).
108: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
109: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA).
110: Disability.
111: Disease.
112: Disease Management.
113: Diversity in Healthcare Management.
114: Donabedian, Avedis.
115: Drummond, Michael.
116: Economic Barriers to Healthcare.
117: Economic Recessions.
118: Economic Spillover.
119: Economies of Scale.
120: E-Health.
121: Eisenberg, John M..
122: Electronic Clinical Records.
123: Ellwood, Paul M..
124: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.
125: Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
126: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
127: Emerging Diseases.
128: Employee Health Benefits.
129: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
130: Enthoven, Alain C..
131: Epidemiology.
132: E-Prescribing.
133: Equity, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Healthcare.
134: Ethics.
135: Ethnic and Racial Barriers to Healthcare.
136: Evans, Robert G..
137: Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).
138: Eye Care Services.
139: Farr, William.
140: Feder, Judith.
141: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
142: Fee-for-Service.
143: Flat-of-the-Curve Medicine.
144: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).
145: Flexner, Abraham.
146: Focused Factories.
147: Forces Changing Healthcare.
148: For-Profit Versus Not-for-Profit Healthcare.
149: Fraud and Abuse.
150: Free Clinics.
151: Fuchs, Victor R..
152: Gates Foundation.
153: General Health Questionnaire.
154: General Practice.
155: Genetics.
156: Geographic Barriers to Healthcare.
157: Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
158: Geographic Variations in Healthcare.
159: Ginsburg, Paul B..
160: Ginzberg, Eli.
161: Grossman, Michael.
162: Health.
163: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
164: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).
165: Healthcare Financial Management.
166: Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
167: Healthcare Informatics Research.
168: Healthcare Markets.
169: Healthcare Organization Theory.
170: Healthcare Reform.
171: Healthcare Web Sites.
172: Health Communication.
173: Health Disparities.
174: Health Economics.
175: Health Indicators, Leading.
176: Health Informatics.
177: Health Insurance.
178: Health Insurance Coverage.
179: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
180: Health Literacy.
181: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
182: Health Planning.
183: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
184: Health Report Cards.
185: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
186: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
187: Health Services Research, Definition.
188: Health Services Research, Origins.
189: Health Services Research at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).