traditional authority of the state to protect public health, safety, and welfare
certificate of need
? laws are the supreme law of the land and supersede contrary provisions of state law
states require hc professionals to report?
outbreaks of communicable disease to state agencies, even thought that may require breach of patient confidentiality
Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
model for how states should respond effectively to bioterrorism
Why competition doesn't help improve quality in hc
consumers lack specialized knowledge to evaluate quality and they have little choice of choosing their providers
tort liability system of medical malpractice doesn't improve quality either
though it publicly identifies negligent providers, most patients who are injured bc of negligence never even file a claim
advantage of gov regulation is that ???
disinterested party will establish the rules and inspect the providers
industry and professional self-regulation
regulation from peers and those who understand the industry and the providers