Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1998 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
Using the tools of competitive strategic analysis, this text identifies and explores the five forces transforming the health care system - horizontal consolidation, vertical integration, industrialization, medical/financial risk assumption, and consumerism. Using these five forces to describe the health care system most likely to emerge in the next decade, it predicts very different fortunes and fates for the medical professions, and hospital, pharmaceutical, medical device, and managed care industries.
 

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Contents

PARTIDIAGNOSIS
1
FIGURES
4
The Five Forces of Health Care Transformation
16
PART IITREATMENT
23
1RiskAssumption
39
2Consumerism
57
3Consolidation
75
Porters Forces Driving Industry Competition
78
PART IIIPROGNOSIS
181
The Economics of MCO versus Direct Contracting
195
Local Health Care MarketGamma Stage
202
PART IVOUTCOMES
207
8Panaceas R Us
275
9The Supply Chain Gang
305
Product Substitution Curve
310
10What Was an HMO?
321

4Integration
113
The Continuum of Medical Care
117
5Industrialization
151
Practice Pattern Distribution and Mean Procedure
153
Selected Bibliography
339
Index
347
About the Author
361
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