Book Analyzes Health Care Systems
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Toward a 21st Century Health System is a collection of analyses that explore a key element of the health care delivery system -physician group practices. Edited by Business School professor emeritus Alain Enthoven and Laura Tollen, essays are written by a blue ribbon panel of health policy scholars and leaders including Stephen Shortell, Hal Luft, Donald Berwick, James Robinson, and Helen Darling. The book is published by Jossey-Bass Publishers, March 2004.
Topics include organized delivery systems, quality of care in prepaid group practice vs. other types of managed care, the role of physician leadership and culture in group practice, and prepaid group practice and formation of national health policy, pharmacy benefits management technology, health services research, and employer purchasing of benefits.
Enthoven is Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus), and a senior fellow of the Center for Health Policy, at Stanford. He was an architect of the managed competition model of health reform, subsequently adopted by President Clinton in the Health Security Act of 1996.
Tollen is senior policy consultant for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for health Policy and works on issues related to insurance market structure and function.