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HLTH 1005 Context of Health Care Delivery: Welcome & Course Readings

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HLTH 1005 Course Readings

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Baker, L. C., Bundorf, M. K., & Kessler, D. P. (2014). Vertical integration: Hospital ownership of physician practices is associated with higher prices and spending. Health Affairs, 33(5), 756–763.

Baker, L. C., Bundorf, M. K., & Kessler, D. P. (2016). The effect of hospital/physician integration on hospital choice. Journal of Health Economics, 50, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.08.006

Improving Quality of Care Through Integration in a Hospital Setting: A Human Systems Integration Approach. (2017). IEEE transactions on engineering management, engineering management, IEEE transactions on, IEEE Trans. Eng. Manage, (3), 365. doi:10.1109/TEM.2017.2682267

Obama, M. (2016). How marketing can make America healthier: Flotus looks back on her efforts to encourage smarter lifestyle choices, helped along by effective ad campaigns and messaging. ADWEEK. 57(20), 13.

PR, N. (2015, August 5). America's kids will be healthier, but cash poorer in adulthood. PR Newswire US.

Tim, X., Albert W., W., & Martin A., M. (2015). The potential hazards of hospital consolidation: Implications for quality, access, and price. Journal of the American Medical Association, (13), 1337. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7492

Weeks, W. B. (2015). An overlooked argument in favor of hospital consolidation. Healthcare Financial Management: Journal of The Healthcare Financial Management Association, 69(3), 98-99.

Wesley Fields, W. (2017). The acute care continuum in California. Revista Médica Clínica Las Condes, 28(Tema central: Medicina de urgencia), 178-185. doi:10.1016/j.rmclc.2017.04.004

Other Readings

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