Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Graduate Studies

First Advisor

James C. King

First Committee Member

Warren J. Schneider

Second Committee Member

David S. Fries

Third Committee Member

Max Polinsky


During the past few year's the health care delivery system of the United States has come under increasingly close scrutiny and attack by citizens concerned over the illogical distribution and cost of receiving adequate health care. Outcries for changing our current standards of health care delivery have reached the attention not only of consumer groups but also influential individuals in various levels of state and federal government. One need only look at proposed legislation (1-3) recently introduced in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives , concerning enactment of some form of national health insurance, to grasp fully the urgency of demand for change currently facing our health care delivery patterns. A look at the startling economic picture depicting our current pattern of health care delivery further illustrates the status of the health care within the United States.





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