Editor: Oommen P. Mathew

Inside Health Care: Neonatal Intensive Care - Who Decides? Who Pays? Who Can Afford It?

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $96
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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-729-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-728-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/9781608051130101

Introduction

Health care in the US is facing a crisis, but there is polarization and disagreement among policy makers and the public about how to solve this crisis. The overall outcome is ranked much lower than most developed nations and nearly 50 million people are uninsured. Health care is big business and is 17 % of the gross domestic product. Inside Health Care highlights the lifesaving nature of neonatal care while shining some light on what can be done to maximize neonatal well being and efficiency in healthcare access and delivery. In this book, health care issues are brought under the lens by physicians who are involved in neonatal care which gives a the reader an authentic, yet unique perspective. The contributors also offer potential solutions to highlighted issues.

Readers will be able to understand the current status of neonatal care in the US and the issues facing decision makers and the health care industry in optimizing outcomes while limiting costs.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Oommen P. Mathew
Georgia Regents University
USA




Contributor(s):
Jatinder S. Bhatia
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street, BIW 6033
Augusta
Georgia, 30912-3740
USA


Brian S. Carter
Department of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics
Bioethics Center and Section of Neonatology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City
MO, 64110
USA


Kristen B. Coggin
Cape Fear Neonatology Service
Fayetteville
North Carolina
USA


Reed A. Dimmitt
UAB Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric GI/Nutrition
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Avenue South
Jarman F. Lowder Building, Suite 618
Birmingham
AL, 35233
England


Ranganath Daruru
Department of Pediatrics
Osmania Medical College, Superintendant Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children
NTR Health Sciences University
Hyderabad
AP
India


Jonathan M. Fanaroff
Department of Pediatrics
CWRU School of Medicine, Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics
Co-director, NICU, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital/UH Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 3100
Cleveland
OH, 44106
USA


Mary Fay
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
NH
Lebanon


Oommen P. Mathew
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street, BIW 6033
Augusta
Georgia, 30912-3740
USA


John C. Moskop
Department of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem
NC, 27157
USA


Frank X. Placencia
Section of Neonatology
Baylor College of Medicine
6621 Fannin Street, Suite W6104
Houston
TX, 77030
USA


Gautham Suresh
Department of Pediatrics and Community & Family Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Hanover
NH
USA


Dharmapuri Vidyasagar
Department of Pediatrics, Affiliate Center for Global Health
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
Adjunct Professor, Public Health Foundation
Delhi
India


Linda J. Wise
Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Georgia Regents University Augusta
Georgia, 30912-3740
USA


Michael V. Zaretsky
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas
Texas, 75390
USA




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