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Introduction to Health Services

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ISBN-10: 1418012890

ISBN-13: 9781418012892

Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Paul R. Torrens, Stephen J. Williams

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Introduction to Health Services, 7th Edition builds on a well-established format written by nationally recognized authors with updated research and statistics. This revision reflects critical updates in health care finance, health care access, managed care, insurance, and home health.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.112
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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of the Health Services System
Understanding Health Systems: The Organization of Health Care in the United States
Technology in the U.S. Health Care System
Population and Disease Patterns and Trends
Financing and Structuring Health Care
Financing Health Systems
Private Health Insurance and Managed Care
Providers of Health Services
Public Health: Joint Public-Private Responsibility in an Era of New Threats
Ambulatory Health Care Services and Organizations
Hospitals and Health Systems
The Continuum of Long-Term Care
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Nonfinancial Resources for Health Care
The Pharmaceutical Industry
Health Care Professionals
Assessing and Regulating Health Services
Understanding Health Policy
The Quality of Health Care
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services
The Future of Health Services
Index