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The Profit Motive and Patient Care

The Changing Accountability of Doctors and Hospitals

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674713383

Publication Date: 01/01/1993


456 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

28 tables


  • Foreword by Richard C. Leone
  • Preface
  • 1. The Changing Accountability of American Health Care
  • 2. Accountability for Profitability: Proprietary and Investor-Owned Health Care Organizations
  • 3. The Evolution of Investor-Owned Hospital Companies
  • 4. Accountability in Nonprofit Hospitals: How Distinctive from Investor-Owned?
  • 5. The Performance of For-Profit and Nonprofit Health Care Organizations
  • 6. External Accountability and Problems of Fraud and Abuse
  • 7. Provider Efforts to Shape the Reimbursement and Regulatory Environment
  • 8. For-Profit Health Care and the Accountability of Physicians
  • 9. Organizational Dependence and the Fiduciary Ethic
  • 10. Payers and Physicians’ Patient Care Decisions: Steps toward a New Accountability
  • 11. Utilization Management by Third Parties
  • 12. The Profit Motive and Accountability in the Future
  • Notes
  • Index

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