Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured

Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured

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This important book focuses on the promotion, coordination, and financing of health care services for poor and uninsured people. Sharing information on strategies and programs that really work, Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured is full of much-needed guidance and encouragement for professionals struggling to provide accessible and affordable health care services to these groups. It describes techniques to promote access to health services, innovative approaches to public/private collaboration in the delivery of services, financial strategies of health maintenance organizations, and the formation of foundations to fund health care delivery. Although the studies in the book are of successful programs for pregnant women, infants, and children, groups often in the greatest need, the strategies incorporated by these programs are easily adapted to serve other populations. Some of the topics addressed in this informative guide include: effective use of nurse practitioners and midwives to provide prenatal care a description of referral systems which promotes the coordination of public and private sectors hospital financial support of state screening programs aggressive outreach programs to reach special populations factors influencing family selection of a health care provider new approaches to funding long-term care the use of outreach clinics and a coordinated referral system. Professionals interested in developing effective programs to help alleviate the nation's health care problems will find Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured a useful tool with which to start. Social workers, nurses, physicians, health care administrators, and students of these professions can make informed suggestions and decisions on strategies for delivering health care services to the poor and uninsured from this practical book.METHODS The Mississippi State Department of Health Genetic Screening Program began in 1982 with hospitals joining ... to technician error or lack of information on the lab slip, the hospital is charged an additional $12.75 for the repeat test.

Title:Health Care for the Poor and Uninsured
Author: Nellie Tate, Kevin Kavanagh
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1992

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