This book focuses on specific attempts at change or innovation made in response to a range of perceived problems in U. S. health care system. The discussion covers consumer involvement in the health care system, the development of neighborhood health clinics, and the impact of health education.
1. American Health Care: Paradigm Structures and the Parameters of Change 2. The Public and Care by Non-Physicians: Health Policy Consideration 3. Organizational Structure and Professional Norms in an Alternative Health Care Setting: Physicians in Health Maintenance Organizations 4. The Paradoxes of Health Planning 5. Mission Neighborhood Health Center: A Case Study of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as a Counterinsurgency Agency 6. Veterans' Medical Care: The Politics of an American Government Health Service 7. Changing Physician Ideologies on the Care of the Dying: Themes and Possible Explanations 8. The Triumph of Chiropractic—and then What? 9. The Good Life: Who's Practicing Healthy Life-Styles? 10. The Impact of Consumerism on Health Care Change: Alternatives for the Future?