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Schwartz, William B. 1922-2009

Overview
Works: 45 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 8,240 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: RA981.A2, 362.110973
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Most widely held works about William B Schwartz
 
Most widely held works by William B Schwartz
The painful prescription : rationing hospital care by Henry J Aaron( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we say no? : the challenge of rationing health care by Henry J Aaron( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the use of rationing as a means to curb health care spending, using the experience of Great Britain to highlight the promises and pitfalls of this approach"--Provided by publisher
Life without disease : the pursuit of medical utopia by William B Schwartz( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with Methuselah : the impact of molecular biology on medicine and society( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Coping with Methuselah, a group of practicing scientists and public policy experts come together to address the problems, challenges, and opportunities posed by a longer life span. This book will generate discussion in political, social, and medical circles and help prepare us for the extraordinary possibilities that the future may hold."--Jacket
Doctors, damages, and deterrence : an economic view of medical malpractice by William B Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damages awarded in a malpractice suit must be viewed not only as compensating the victim but also as deterring health-care providers from negligent behavior. Economic analysis of the malpractice system indicates that awards can send a signal to providers that informs them how much to invest in avoiding mishaps. The malpractice system is beset by difficulties, but not the ones commonly incriminated. The signal to the physician, as determined by the number of claims and the size of awards ("expected damages"), appears to be insufficient for ideal deterrence. Moreover, the deterrence signal is attenuated because malpractice premiums are set for groups of physicians, not for individuals according to their record of previous malpractice incidents. Replacing the present tort system with a no-fault insurance scheme would not necessarily be cheaper, and might well abolish the deterrent signal or distort clinical decisionmaking
The financing of national health insurance by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy options and the impact of national health insurance by Joseph P Newhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing geographic distribution of board-certified physicians : facts, theory, and implications by Rand Corporation( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are fee-for-service costs increasing faster than HMO costs? by Joseph P Newhouse( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationing health care : the choice before us by Henry J Aaron( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care costs : the social tradeoffs by William B Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing patterns of physician distribution : further policy considerations by William B Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some radical new approaches to dealing with the physician shortage by William B Schwartz( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current strategies for dealing with the medical manpower problem will not adequately break the constraints on the delivery of good quality medical care to the population. Doing more of what has been done in the past, as embodied for example in the plan to increase the number of medical students and physicians, will not itself be sufficient to provide the needed services. Instead, major changes must be created in the health care system based on exploitation of new technology and on a redefinition of the physician's role in the delivery system. Perhaps the most promising and familiar new strategy that has been proposed is one which envisions the wide use of allied health personnel such as physician's assistants. However, the doctor will still be left with a large number of repetitive tasks, many of which consume much of his time and which conceivably could be delegated to new classes of health care specialists. But 'categorical' health care specialists, most of whom have to function under physician supervision, can have little impact in areas where physicians are not available. To close the health services gap in such areas, a new 'independent' physician's associate has been proposed and experimental programs now underway suggest that this approach holds considerable promise
The Medical malpractice dilemma ; a roundtable discussion( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panelists discuss the soaring malpractice insurance rates, the feasibility of no fault insurance, and ways to reverse the trend of higher rates
Seafood retailing by Samuel M Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skills of helping by Lawrence Shulman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lawrence Shulman identifies and illustrates care practice skills for work with individuals, families and groups, as well as with other professionals. Dr. Shulman's presentation draws upon the practice framework developed by Dr. William Schwartz
Skills of helping( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lawrence Shulman identifies and illustrates care practice skills for work with individuals, families and groups, as well as with other professionals. Dr. Shulman's presentation draws upon the practice framework developed by Dr. William Schwartz
The Renal regulation of acid-base equilibrium( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeostatic function of the kidney, and the kidney and maintaining pH balance
The Geographic distribution of physicians : is the conventional wisdom correct? by Rand Corporation( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout most of the 1970s, federal health manpower policy assumed that physicians would not move into smaller towns as their numbers increased. In this report, the authors show that a number of predictions of standard location theory are consistent with the data on physician location. Empirically, they show that, controlling for (self-designated) specialty, physicians have moved into previously unserved towns as their numbers have increased. Contrary to conventional wisdom, physicians in cities of one million or more earn less per hour in real terms than do their colleagues in smaller cities and towns, although the difference is not great. The authors suggest that the premise underlying the notion of designating medically underserved areas--that physicians will not go to certain areas where they are in demand--is in error
How have location patterns of physicians affected the availability of medical services? by Rand Corporation( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the location of 17 categories of physicians in the years 1970 to 1979. As the supply of physicians grew during these years, smaller communities increasingly acquired various types of medical and surgical specialty services. Similar trends are observed in four different regions. The fraction of physicians who are board-certified tends to rise with community size. Only a small handful of towns with a population of 2,500 or more are farther than ten miles from a physician. The profile of location patterns strongly suggests that competitive forces play a major role in determining where physicians choose to practice. Thus, as the supply of physicians increases in the 1980s, the authors anticipate that services will become more and more available to populations outside metropolitan areas
 
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Can we say no? : the challenge of rationing health care
Alternative Names
Schwartz, W. B.

Schwartz, W. B. 1922-2009

Schwartz, W. B. (William B.)

Schwartz, W. B. (William B.), 1922-2009

Schwartz, William

Schwartz, William 1922-

Schwartz, William Benjamin.

William Schwartz American physician

シュワルツ, W. B

Languages
English (103)

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Life without disease : the pursuit of medical utopiaCoping with Methuselah : the impact of molecular biology on medicine and society