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The Resource The medical delivery business : health reform, childbirth, and the economic order, Barbara Bridgman Perkins

The medical delivery business : health reform, childbirth, and the economic order, Barbara Bridgman Perkins

Label
The medical delivery business : health reform, childbirth, and the economic order
Title
The medical delivery business
Title remainder
health reform, childbirth, and the economic order
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Bridgman Perkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
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Perkins, Barbara Bridgman
Dewey number
338.4/33621/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
P47 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 B-902
  • W 84 AA1
NLM item number
P448m 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health services administration
  • Health planning
  • Medical economics
  • Medical policy
  • Health care reform
  • Maternal health services
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Economics, Medical
  • Health Care Reform
  • Maternal Health Services
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Health care reform
  • Health planning
  • Health services administration
  • Maternal health services
  • Medical economics
  • Medical policy
  • United States
Summary expansion
  • An insightful look at how business models have shaped clinical case
  • Barbara Bridgman Perkins uses examples drawn from maternal and infant care to argue that the business approach in medicine is not a new development. Health care reformers throughout the century looked to industrial, corporate, and commercial enterprises as models for the institutions, specialties, and technological strategies that defined modern medicine
  • Americans at the end of the twentieth century worried that managed care had fundamentally transformed the character of medicine. In The Medical Delivery Business, Barbara Bridgman Perkins uses examples drawn from maternal and infant care to argue that the business approach in medicine is not a new development. Health care reformers throughout the century looked to industrial, corporate, and commercial enterprises as models for the institutions, specialties, and technological strategies that defined modern medicine. In the case of perinatal care, the business model emphasized specialized over primary care, encouraged the use of surgical procedures, and unnecessarily turned childbirth into an intensive care situation. Active management techniques, for example, encouraged obstetricians to use labor-accelerating treatments such as oxytocin in attempts to augment their productivity. Despite the achievements of the women's health movement in the 1970s, aggressive medical intervention has remained the birth experience for millions of American women (and their babies) every year. The Medical Delivery Business challenges the conventional view that a dose of the market is good for medicine. But while Perkins is sympathetic to the goals of progressive and feminist reformers, she questions whether their methods will succeed in making medicine more equitable and effective. She argues that the medical care system itself needs to be "reformed, " and the reform process must include democracy, caring, and social justice as well as economic theory
Label
The medical delivery business : health reform, childbirth, and the economic order, Barbara Bridgman Perkins
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Business models and medical interventions -- Medical specialism and early-twentieth-century economic organization -- Academic specialty departments and scientific management -- Dividing labor, industrializing birth -- Designing delivery systems -- The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care and corporate organization of medicine -- Regional health planning and the economic organization of the medical industry -- Perinatal regionalization and economic order -- The economic production of childbirth -- Competing for the birth market: providers, procedures, and paradigms -- Capital intensive medicine and academic practice plans -- Managing birth: managed care and active management of labor -- Re-forming medicine, reforming reform
Control code
56823174
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813533285
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56823174
Label
The medical delivery business : health reform, childbirth, and the economic order, Barbara Bridgman Perkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Business models and medical interventions -- Medical specialism and early-twentieth-century economic organization -- Academic specialty departments and scientific management -- Dividing labor, industrializing birth -- Designing delivery systems -- The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care and corporate organization of medicine -- Regional health planning and the economic organization of the medical industry -- Perinatal regionalization and economic order -- The economic production of childbirth -- Competing for the birth market: providers, procedures, and paradigms -- Capital intensive medicine and academic practice plans -- Managing birth: managed care and active management of labor -- Re-forming medicine, reforming reform
Control code
56823174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813533285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56823174

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