This book, based on the Third Conference on Health Policy, is derived from those discussions that identified as a fundamental issue the translation of societal values into health care objectives and the formulation of mechanisms by which these objectives could guide the clinical decision-making.

chapter 1|6 pages

The Setting

ByEli Ginzberg

chapter 2|13 pages

A Twentieth Century Retrospective

ByRobert H. Ebert

chapter 3|14 pages

Allocating Health Care Resources: How Can We Ensure Access to Essential Care?

ByAlbert L. Siu, Robert H. Brook

chapter 5|35 pages

A Catastrophic Disease Perspective on Organ Transplantation

ByRoger W. Evans

chapter 6|18 pages

Aging Reconsidered: Emerging Research and Policy Issues

ByJohn W. Rowe, Robert H. Binstock

chapter 7|18 pages

The New Genetics and the Future Practice of Medicine

ByLeon E. Rosenberg

chapter 8|8 pages

Themes and Policies

ByEli Ginzberg