|The second edition streamlines the presentation of the numerous doctrinal areas applicable to health care, organizes them in a more coherent, compact fashion, and weaves together doctrine and policy in a tighter fashion. |
The number of major parts has been reduced from six to four: Access, Health Care Financing, Health Care Quality, and Regulation of Health Care Transactions. The first three parts have been built out of reorganized and updated pieces of the earlier edition, while Part Four is entirely new and encompasses the major fields of law that bear most directly on the business of health care: tax, fraud and abuse, and antitrust).
The different structure immeasurably strengthens the basic “architecture” of the book, while considerably shortening it. Particular topics in health care law, e.g., discrimination again persons with HIV, are discussed in the context of the larger themes — e.g., HIV as an access issue; HIV as an issue in the structure of insurance coverage, HIV as an issue in ensuring quality of care — rather than as add-on problems presented in ad hoc fashion.