In Review: 'Jonas & Kovner's Health Delivery in the United States'
" 'Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States' is one of the best-known and longest-standing (first edition, 1977) compendiums on the unique problems of US health care policy. And with good reason -- like other grand textbooks such as Harrison's for internal medicine, Guyton's for psychology, or Robbins' for pathology, this text authoritatively demonstrates the breadth and depth of current foundational knowledge of its field."
So begins a complimentary Journal of the American Medical Association online review of the now classic textbook (New York: Springer, 2008, 9th ed.) edited by NYU Wagner Professor Anthony Kovner and Wagner alumnus James R. Knickman. The book has sold has sold more than 300,000 copies since its publication in 1977.
"[D]espite the considerable expertise presented," according to the review written by S. Ryan Greysen, MD, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, "the text remains approachable for professionals in health care delivery or policy, whether novices or masters in the field."
To read the review, click below.
JAMA essay by Prof. Leonardo Trasande eyes TSCA reform legislation
NYU Wagner Professor Leonardo Trasande, (MPP, MD) writes in an upcoming issue of JAMA about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation. The legislation has been passed by both the House and the Senate in somewhat different forms, and the differences are being sorted out. In his JAMA viewpoint piece, “Updating the Toxic Substances Control Act to Protect Human Health” (March 14, 2016) Dr. Trasande explains flaws in the bills that have dampened enthusiasm by medical and public health organizations. The piece explores how and whether the process for arriving at a final bill for passage could reduce chemical hazards, and help prevent disease and disability.
Dr. Trasande is Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Health Policy. His research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. In addition to his Wagner appointment, he is on the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine.