This workshop summary report examines how the managed care revolution has created both problems and opportunities in the fight against infectious diseases. It highlights ways in which managed care systems can aid research, develop clinical guidelines, manage the use of antibiotics, support public education efforts, and monitor the spread of emerging infections and microbial resistance.
Table of Contents
|2 Conducting Basic and Clinical Research in the Managed Care Setting||13-24|
|3 Clinical Practice Guidelines||25-32|
|4 Surveillance and Monitoring||33-51|
|5 Education and Outreach||52-61|
|6 Drug Formularies||62-75|
|7 Concluding Remarks||76-78|
|Appendix A: Veterans Health Administration and Infectious Disease||83-88|
|Appendix B: Glossary and Acronyms||89-96|
|Appendix C: Workshop Agenda||97-102|
|Appendix D: Forum Member and Staff Biographies||103-114|
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