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Hardcover | Out of Print | April 1981 | ISBN: 9780262200417
Paperback | $39.00 X | £28.95 | March 1983 | ISBN: 9780262700245
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Health Policy and the Bureaucracy

Politics and Implementation


Contents: Health as a Political Problem; Health Care Institutions: From Expansion to the Quest for Economy and Efficiency; Man-power Policy and Shortage Areas: The National Health Service Corps Evolves; Medicaid: A Commercial Market Strategy for the Poor; Medicare: The Perils of Payment with a Commercial Market Strategy; When Government Delivers Care: The Evolution of the VA Medical Programs; Preventive Health Policies: The Struggles of OSHA; Policy and Its Implementation: Clues from the Health Arena; Notes; Index.


“"Thompson has managed to bring a fresh, global perspective that is sure to give specialists a new vision of old problems and novices a thoroughly understandable, readable, and sophisticated introduction to the field.... For students of politics more generally, the book is chock full of insights about political dynamics that obtain in many other policy areas: expansionism in distributive programs, by-pass strategies in federal-state relations, and cream-skimming in service delivery programs...." Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law”