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Essentials of Health Services

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ISBN-10: 1401899315

ISBN-13: 9781401899318

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen J. Williams

List price: $174.95
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Our national health care system is one of the nation?s most important components. What we spend and invest in health care resources and services ultimately improves how long and how well we live. As costs and structure continue to increase in complexity, it is now more important than ever to understand how the system functions?whether you are a consumer or employed by the system. Now in its third successful edition, Essentials of Health Services gives you the most straightforward, uncomplicated explanation of how our health care system is structured and how it functions so you can better understand, use, and enhance the services that directly affect your life.
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Book details

List price: $174.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Stephen Williams is the series editor for our Health Services Administration list. He is also a Professor of Public Health and head of the Division of Health Services Administration in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University in Dan Diego, California.

An Overview of Health Care in the United States
The Big Picture
The Underlying Basis for Health Services Utilization
Access to Health Care Services,
The Resources for Providing Care
Ambulatory Health Services: Backbone of the System
Public Health Services
Hospitals and Health Systems
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Long-Term Care Services
The People Who Provide Health Care Services
The Pharmaceutical Industry,
Paying For, Managing, Controlling, and Evaluating the System
Paying for Health Care
Managed Care and the Reorganization of Health Services
Regulating and Planning for the System
Quality of Care
National Health Policy