United States Health Care System Combining Business, Health, and Delivery

ISBN-10: 0131391569
ISBN-13: 9780131391567
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $101.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, THE: COMBINING BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND DELIVERY, 2/e#xA0;is the most readable, student-friendly overview of the US healthcare system. Written simply and informally, it focuses on breadth rather than non-essential depth, giving even inexperienced students the knowledge they need to succeed. It addresses these questions: #x1C;What is this business called healthcare?#x1D; #x1C;How do we pay for healthcare?#x1D; #x1C;Who provides healthcare?#x1D; and #x1C;Where and how is healthcare provided?#x1D; as well as related issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to research and prevention. This edition is fully updated for the latest trends, including the 2010 healthcare reform legislation and the newest available statistics. It also adds new chapters on ethics, as well as extensive new coverage of business careers in healthcare.

Overview And Payment
Health and Healthcare in America: An Introduction
The Business Side of Healthcare
The Payment Process: Insurance and Third-Party Payers
The Payment Process: Government Payment Programs
Employment In Healthcare
Healthcare Providers: Physicians and Nurses
Other Clinical and Non-Clinical Healthcare Providers
The Delivery Systems
Offices, Clinics, and Hospitals
Tertiary Care: The Long-Term Care Continuum
Mental Health Services: A Combination of Systems
The Public Health System: The Government's Role
Healthcare Industry And Issues
Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacological Research
Healthcare Research and Prevention
Cultural Competency, Health Literacy, and Healthcare Ethics
International Healthcare
Glossary
Index

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