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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (2): 303–313.
Published: 01 April 2019
...David Barton Smith Abstract Unnecessary surgery has been a focus of health policy concern for decades. Such events are supposed to be prevented by the (a) self-policing of hospital medical staffs, (b) oversight of state medical boards, (c) third-party restrictions on payment, and (d) threat...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1997) 22 (1): 245–248.
Published: 01 February 1997
...Mary G. Winkler Kathy Davis. Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery. New York: Routledge, 1995. 211 pp. $16.95 paper. Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 Books...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1992) 17 (4): 783–812.
Published: 01 August 1992
...Marc A. Cohen; Tamara Barnea In recent years, dissatisfaction with aspects of the Israeli health care system has grown. Labor conflict and unrest, long waits for elective surgery, increases in out-of-pocket payments for health care, and declining government investment have given rise to a new...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1996) 21 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 April 1996
... 73 percent; p = .42), discharged a patient with nonspecific chest pain (80 percent versus 80 percent; p = .88), and delayed surgery in a patient with nonspecific changes on a electrocardiograph (58 percent versus 68 percent; p = .18). Attitudes about malpractice also did not differ with varying...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1990) 15 (3): 543–570.
Published: 01 June 1990
... operations. This article reviews the literature on SSOPs. It considers whether SSOPs are effective mechanisms for reducing health care costs, how SSOPs affect outcomes, how physician errors affect the value of SSOPs, and what noncon-firmation rates and rates of surgery indicate about the appropriateness...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (1): 227–232.
Published: 01 February 2015
... is covered in both programs (e.g., surgery that has been authorized but not yet performed; ongoing prescription medications for chronic illness; or some but not all therapy or counseling sessions have been completed); and (4) the loss of coverage for a service that is not a covered benefit in the new program...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2016) 41 (5): 1033–1045.
Published: 01 October 2016
... measures may be quite rudimentary, such as mortality rates, or highly contestable: survival or function after prostate surgery? When cost is an element of value-based purchasing, it is the cost to the value-based payer and not to other payers or patients’ families. The greatest value of value-based...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2016) 41 (3): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2016
... surgery are associated with weight loss but may not be ideal solutions for the majority of obese individuals. Certain comprehensive school-based interventions to change children's diets and promote physical activity have proved cost-effective. There is no magic bullet that will solve the problem...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1987) 12 (3): 409–426.
Published: 01 June 1987
... expected based on statistical norms is difficult and should be viewed as no more than a first step in evaluating quality and price performance. Actual data on 37 hospitals that provide coronary artery bypass graft surgery in a metropolitan region are used to illustrate some major prospects, problems...
Published: 01 June 2020
Figure 2 Implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures per 100,000 in Florida. Source : Florida State Ambulatory Surgery and Inpatient Databases. More
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2009) 34 (5): 777–827.
Published: 01 October 2009
... procedures and conditions for which research has found higher hospital volume to be significantly associated with better outcomes. This result has been found for a wide range of pro- cedures, including various cardiovascular procedures, cancer surgeries, orthopedic procedures, prostate-related...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1988) 13 (4): 683–704.
Published: 01 August 1988
...]. HealthWeek 1 ( 7 ). Ermann , D. , and J. Gabel. 1985 . The Changing Face of American Health Care: Multi-hospital Systems, Emergency Centers and Surgery Centers. Medical Care 23 ( 5 ): 401 -20. Faulkner , P. et al 1981 . Many Diagnostic Tests May Be Unnecessary. Hospitals 55 ( 8...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2000) 25 (5): 992–994.
Published: 01 October 2000
... subjects are drawn almost entirely from the pool of women involved in a “world- wide breast implant settlement” sets us up to hear the downside of breast implant surgery, to say the least. Throughout her book, Zimmerman is critical of Kathy Davis’s rather amazingly upbeat study of women assum- ing...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1978) 3 (3): 345–360.
Published: 01 June 1978
... of a commission examining all surgical manpower stated: “Looked at within the framework of various spe- cialties, it appears that neurosurgery has the largest fraction of persons carrying out an operative load that is less than ideal, with General Surgery a close second. ” In fact, in a detailed study...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1986) 11 (2): 271–284.
Published: 01 April 1986
... and by paying more attention to the needs of a hypothetical “reasonable reader.” Baby Jane Doe was born in Uniondale, N.Y., on 11 October 1983 with mul- tiple defects, including spina bifida and microcephaly. Surgery was required to keep the child alive, and she would always be significantly...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2009) 34 (4): 649–670.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to Shorten Waiting Time for Cataract Surgery. Health Affairs 16 ( 5 ): 181 -190. Anderson, G. F., B. K. Frogner, R. A. Johns, and U. E. Reinhardt. 2006 . Health Care Spending and Use of Information Technology in OECD Countries. Health Affairs 25 : 819 -831. Barr, N. 1992 . Economic Theory...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1987) 12 (4): 741–809.
Published: 01 August 1987
... in Bibliography American Journal of Public Health Annals of Internal Medicine Annals of Surgery Archives of Internal Medicine British Medical Journal Business and Health Canadian Journal...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (6): 1157–1177.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of 2,400 practicing Oregon physicians from licensing data. We oversampled specialties where physicians are at higher risk of medical malpractice liability (including emergency medicine, general surgery, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, or gynecology). All statistics...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1986) 11 (2): 285–294.
Published: 01 April 1986
.... In the case of an otherwise healthy child, we would think it an abuse to deny simple surgery for an intestinal obstruction. Should such refusals be tolerated for children with mental or other physical handicaps? Since the limits to tolerance of individual decisions are not clear, society has...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1991) 16 (2): 335–362.
Published: 01 April 1991
... dis- charges or if a greater volume of physician services are provided when entire procedures, for example, surgery, are shifted out of the hospital. Thus, the full effect of PPS on Medicare expenditures on physicians is ambiguous. A second set of policy changes could also have led...