Understanding Health Policy

ISBN-10: 0071496068

ISBN-13: 9780071496063

Edition: 5th 2009

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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.
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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

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
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