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Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Robert I. Field


This book is a guide to the regulatory maze that governs health care. Regulation shapes all aspects of America's fragmented health care system, from the flow of dollars to the communication between physicians and patients. It is the engine that translates public policy into action. While the health and lives of patients, and almost one-sixth of the national economy, depend on its effectiveness, health care regulation in America is bewilderingly complex. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels direct portions of the industry, but hundreds of private organizations do so as we ... More

Keywords: health care, health policy, health, regulation, health law, medicine, public policy, law, government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert I. Field, author
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia