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Understanding Health Policy

ISBN-10: 0071496068
ISBN-13: 9780071496063
Edition: 5th 2009
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Understanding Health Policy is the best-written, most clinically applicable book available on the subject-and it's the #1 choice for healthcare students and professionals alike. The authors carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues both interesting and understandable.

Preface
Introduction: The Paradox of Excess and Deprivation
Paying for Health Care
Access to Health Care
Reimbursing Health Care Providers
How Health Care is Organized-I
How Health Care is Organized-II
The Health Care Workforce and the Education of Health Professionals
Painful Versus Painless Cost Control
Mechanisms for Controlling Costs
Quality of Health Care
Prevention of Illness
Long-Term Care
Medical Ethics and Rationing of Health Care
Health Care in Four Nations
National Health Insurance
Conflict and Change in America's Health Care System
Conclusion: Tensions and Challenges
Questions and Discussion Topics
Index

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