Unmanageable Care

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Author: Jessica M. Mulligan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814770703
Size: 57.62 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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In Unmanageable Care, anthropologist Jessica M. Mulligan goes to work at an HMO and records what it’s really like to manage care. Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the island. Through interviews and participant observation, the book explores the everyday contexts in which market reforms were enacted. It follows privatization into the compliance department of a managed care organization, through the visits of federal auditors to a health plan, and into the homes of health plan members who recount their experiences navigating the new managed care system. In the 1990s and early 2000s, policymakers in Puerto Rico sold off most of the island’s public health facilities and enrolled the poor, elderly and disabled into for-profit managed care plans. These reforms were supposed to promote efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and high quality care. Despite the optimistic promises of market-based reforms, the system became more expensive, not more efficient; patients rarely behaved as the expected health-maximizing information processing consumers; and care became more chaotic and difficult to access. Citizens continued to look to the state to provide health services for the poor, disabled, and elderly. This book argues that pro-market reforms failed to deliver on many of their promises.The health care system in Puerto Rico was dramatically transformed, just not according to plan.


Famished

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Author: Rebecca J. Lester
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520303938
Size: 53.11 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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When Rebecca Lester was eleven years old—and again when she was eighteen—she almost died from anorexia nervosa. Now both a tenured professor in anthropology and a licensed social worker, she turns her ethnographic and clinical gaze to the world of eating disorders—their history, diagnosis, lived realities, treatment, and place in the American cultural imagination. Famished, the culmination of over two decades of anthropological and clinical work, as well as a lifetime of lived experience, presents a profound rethinking of eating disorders and how to treat them. Through a mix of rich cultural analysis, detailed therapeutic accounts, and raw autobiographical reflections, Famished helps make sense of why people develop eating disorders, what the process of recovery is like, and why treatments so often fail. It’s also an unsparing condemnation of the tension between profit and care in American healthcare, demonstrating how a system set up to treat a disease may, in fact, perpetuate it. Fierce and vulnerable, critical and hopeful, Famished will forever change the way you understand eating disorders and the people who suffer with them.


Vault Guide To The Top Health Care Employers

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Author: Tyya N. Turner
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 1581313381
Size: 67.57 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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In this new employer guide Vault's editors brings is famied insider approach to this industry.


Abuse Neglect And Exploitation Of Older Persons

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Author: Lorin A. Baumhover
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Size: 73.70 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 269
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Timely and insightful, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Persons is the perfect source for training caregivers in abuse prevention by educating them on the types of elder abuse, sensitizing them to the indicators of elder abuse, and equipping them with effective intervention strategies to defuse abusive situations.


The Aging Society

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Author: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Category : Aging
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Federal Supplement First Series

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Government Union Review

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Size: 76.66 MB
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Category : Collective bargaining
Languages : en
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Nova Scotia Reports

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Category : Law reports, digests, etc
Languages : en
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