Beyond health insurance [electronic resource] : public policy to improve health /
edited by Lorens Helmchen, Robert Kaestner, Anthony Lo Sasso.
1st ed.
Bingley, U.K. : Emerald JAI, 2008.
xii, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
1848551800 (hbk.), 9781848551800 (hbk.)
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Bingley, U.K. : Emerald JAI, 2008.
1848551800 (hbk.)
9781848551800 (hbk.)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction / Lorens Helmchen, Robert Kaestner and Anthony Lo Sasso -- Quantifying national spending on wellness and prevention / George Miller ... [et al.] -- Achieving the Healthy People 2010 goal of elimination of health disparities : what will it take? / Kevin Fiscella -- Influence, information overload, and information technology in health care / James B. Rebitzer, Mari Rege and Christopher Shepard -- Health disparities and direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceutical products / Rosemary J. Avery ... [et al.] -- Pharmaceutical innovation and the longevity of Australians : a first look / Frank R. Lichtenberg and Gautier Duflos -- Spillover effects of prescrition drug withdrawals / John Cawley and John A. Rizzo -- The psychology of nutrition messages / Heather Schofield and Sendhil Mullainathan -- Evaluation criteria for report cards of healthcare providers / Jesse D. Schold -- Evaluating the value of genomic diagnostics : implications for clinical practice and public policy / Amalia M. Issa.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Main Description
Much of the debate about health policy in the United States has focused on the availability of health insurance coverage and the relatively large number of individuals who are uninsured. While tackling the problem of the uninsured might improve access to and utilization of health care, it would likely have little effect on the health of the population, as there is only a weak connection between health insurance coverage and health. Expanding health insurance coverage alone is unlikely to significantly improve the health of the population or narrow health disparities within the population, given that many of the major causes of poor health such as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity are largely unaffected by health insurance.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Quantifying National Spending On Wellness and Preventionp. 1
Achieving the Healthy People 2010 Goal of Elimination of Health Disparities: What Will it Take?p. 25
Influence, Information Overload, and Information Technology in Health Carep. 43
Health Disparities and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceutical Productsp. 71
Pharmaceutical Innovation and the Longevity of Australians: A First Lookp. 95
Spillover Effects of Prescription Drug Withdrawalsp. 119
The Psychology of Nutrition Messagesp. 145
Evaluation Criteria for Report Cards of Healthcare Providersp. 173
Evaluating the Value of Genomic Diagnostics: Implications for Clinical Practice and Public Policyp. 191
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