Home-Based Care for a New Century

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April 1997



With expansion, the home-care market is becoming more diverse and more competitive. For-profit agencies are multiplying. Nursing homes and hospital systems are moving beyond their institutional walls to provide an array of home- and community-based services. Managed care organizations are enrolling record numbers of individuals and families. They and other third-party payers are aggressively shopping among home-care providers, seeking better value for money. The articles that comprise this book, commissioned by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, address these issues.


The restructuring of home-care, Carroll L. Estes and Elizabeth Binney; boundaries of home-care - can a home-care approach transform LTC institutions, Rosalie A. Kane; home-care politics in the 1990s, A.E. Benjamin; integration of home and community-based services - issues for the 1990s, Robyn I. Stone; home health services in a managed care system - policy recommendations from a programme of research, Merwyn R. Greenlick and Kathleen K. Brody; home-care dollars and sense - a prescription for policy, William G. Weissert; financing long-term care, Robert B. Friedland; Labour market issues in home-care, Penny Hollander Feldman; housing policy and home-based care, Sandra J. Newman; care at home for children with chronic illness - programme and policy implications, James M. Perrin et al; AIDS and home-care - lessons for policy and practice, David A. Gould; home-care for persons with serious mental illness, Allen V. Horwitz and Susan Reinhard.


Daniel M. Fox is president of the Milbank Memorial Fund. His most recent book, "Power and Illness: The Failure of American Health Policy" (1993), was reissued in paperback in 1995.Carol Raphael is president and chief executive officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest voluntary home health organization in the United States. Prior to joining the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, she was director of operations management at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Before that, she worked at the New York City Human Resources Administration for ten years, ending in the position of executive deputy commissioner of the Income and Medical Assistance Administration.
EAN: 9781577180401
ISBN: 1577180402
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1997
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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