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High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

David A. Shore and Eric D. Kupferberg

Abstract

Modern healthcare has become a system of conflicts, in which diverse groups pursue their own interests at the risk of the system at large. Insurance providers want to reduce their payments, HMOs want to bring in more profit, research groups want to advance their agendas, and no one wants to work together. This book argues that when these stakeholders jockey for position, what results is the “tragedy of the commons”: the breakdown of the healthcare system as a whole by the competition of its parts. This book uses real-world examples to illustrate the fragile state of the healthcare system today ... More

Keywords: healthcare, insurance providers, HMOs, research groups, stakeholders, quality of care, patient satisfaction, healthcare enterprise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326253
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Shore, author
Harvard School of Public Health
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Eric D. Kupferberg, contributor
Harvard School of Public Health's Trust Initiative

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