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Title:
Medicine and the marketplace : the moral dimensions of managed care
Author:
Wong, Kenman L., 1964-
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Publication Information:
Notre Dame, In. : University of Notre Dame Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
viii, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780268014407
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Book

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This volume addresses issues raised by the intersections of business and medicine with an ethical assessment of emerging health care arrangements. By focusing on organizational ethics, he offers an integrative framework that seeks to balance patient, societal and corporate interests.


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Wong offers a very comprehensive discussion of what managed care represents to the US health care system in terms of quality and quantity of patient care. Well-researched viewpoints arguing in favor of and against managed care are offered. Several ethical dilemmas are discussed that have become issues because of the managed care financial reimbursement system. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations are described with regard to how managed care has impacted their ability to provide quality care. Lastly, Wong identifies the responsibilities facing organizations, communities, government, employers, and patient-consumers in this current capitation market of health care. The author offers an excellent bibliography that could direct the reader to further exploration. An excellent book, which actually frames some solutions for the chaotic health care delivery system the US is currently facing. General readers; undergraduates through faculty and professionals. S. C. Grossman Fairfield University