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Understanding Health Policy 3RD Edition

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States. It considers the problems of, and possible solutions for, cost control, long-term care, quality control, ethical issues, and insurance programs. Clinicians are likely to find the text attractive because of its supportive flowcharts and its frequent use of specific, concrete examples."

Annals of Internal Medicine *


"Well documented and highly readable."

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities Newsletter *


"One of the more interesting, readable texts in health policy to appear in recent years."

American Journal of Health System Pharmacy *


"The title doesn't do the book justice. It's not only about health care policy and its implications, it's about the health care system, applied to highly clinically relevant situations . . . it provides an unobstructed view of the complicated health care system."

Advance/PA*


"Goes a long way toward helping readers understand how the health care system worked in the past, how it is changing, and how it might work under different scenarios in the future."

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law *


The leading text in the field, Understanding Health Policy covers fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, managed care, and physician and hospital payment. The authors bring to life important policy issues by providing extensive case histories that pinpoint individual encounters within the health care system.

Features:

* Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in insurance coverage, health care expenditures, and health care organization

* Expanded to include discussion of the defined contribution approach to cost control, medical errors, and new approaches to quality improvement and the uncertain future facing managed care

* Extensive case histories

* Brand new chapter on the Health Care Work Force, including sections on physicians, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and pharmacists and on women and minorities in the health professions

* Includes "Questions and Discussion Topics" for classroom or individual study


*Of earlier edition

Synopsis:

'\"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States. It considers the problems of, and possible solutions for, cost control, long-term care, quality control, ethical issues, and insurance programs. Clinicians are likely to find the text attractive because of its supportive flowcharts and its frequent use of specific, concrete examples.\"

Annals of Internal Medicine *

\"Well documented and highly readable.\"

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities Newsletter *

\"One of the more interesting, readable texts in health policy to appear in recent years.\"

American Journal of Health System Pharmacy *

\"The title doesn\'t do the book justice. It\'s not only about health care policy and its implications, it\'s about the health care system, applied to highly clinically relevant situations . . . it provides an unobstructed view of the complicated health care system.\"

Advance/PA*

\"Goes a long way toward helping readers understand how the health care system worked in the past, how it is changing, and how it might work under different scenarios in the future.\"

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law *

The leading text in the field, Understanding Health Policy covers fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, managed care, and physician and hospital payment. The authors bring to life important policy issues by providing extensive case histories that pinpoint individual encounters within the health care system.

Features:

* Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in insurance coverage, health care expenditures, and health care organization

* Expanded to include discussion of the defined contribution approach to cost control, medical errors, and new approaches to quality improvement and the uncertain future facing managed care

* Extensive case histories

* Brand new chapter on the Health Care Work Force, including sections on physicians, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and pharmacists and on women and minorities in the health professions

* Includes \"Questions and Discussion Topics\" for classroom or individual study

*Of earlier edition'

About the Author

Thomas S. Bodenheimer, MD, MPH, University of California, San FranciscoKevin Grumbach, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Changing U.S. Health Care System

2. Paying for Health Care

3. Access to Health Care

4. Reimbursing Health Care Providers

5. Capitation Payment in Managed Care

6. How Health Care Is Organized

7. How Health Care Is Organized

8. Painful Versus Painless Cost Control

9. Mechanisms for Controlling Costs

10. Long-Term Care

11. The Prevention of Illness

12. The Quality of Health Care

13. Medical Ethics & the Rationing of Health Care

14. Health Care in Four Nations

15. National Health Insurance

16. Conflict & Change in U.S. Health Care

17. The Health Care Work Force

18. Conclusion: Tensions & Challenges

19. Questions & Discussion Topics

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071378154
Author:
Bodenheimer, Thomas S.
Author:
Grumbach, Kevin
Author:
Bodenheimer, Thomas S.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Medical McGraw-Hill Medical
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Biostatistics
Subject:
Health Care,Long-Term Care,Managed Care,Capitation Payment,Health Care Providers,Reimbursing Health Care,Paying,Health Care System,Understanding Health Policy,National Health Insurance,Quality,Care Work Force
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series:
LANGE Basic Science
Publication Date:
20041201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
9.16x7.38x.57 in. 1.08 lbs.

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Product details 388 pages MCGRAW HILL COMPANIES - English 9780071378154 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , '\"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States. It considers the problems of, and possible solutions for, cost control, long-term care, quality control, ethical issues, and insurance programs. Clinicians are likely to find the text attractive because of its supportive flowcharts and its frequent use of specific, concrete examples.\"

Annals of Internal Medicine *

\"Well documented and highly readable.\"

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities Newsletter *

\"One of the more interesting, readable texts in health policy to appear in recent years.\"

American Journal of Health System Pharmacy *

\"The title doesn\'t do the book justice. It\'s not only about health care policy and its implications, it\'s about the health care system, applied to highly clinically relevant situations . . . it provides an unobstructed view of the complicated health care system.\"

Advance/PA*

\"Goes a long way toward helping readers understand how the health care system worked in the past, how it is changing, and how it might work under different scenarios in the future.\"

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law *

The leading text in the field, Understanding Health Policy covers fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, managed care, and physician and hospital payment. The authors bring to life important policy issues by providing extensive case histories that pinpoint individual encounters within the health care system.

Features:

* Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in insurance coverage, health care expenditures, and health care organization

* Expanded to include discussion of the defined contribution approach to cost control, medical errors, and new approaches to quality improvement and the uncertain future facing managed care

* Extensive case histories

* Brand new chapter on the Health Care Work Force, including sections on physicians, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and pharmacists and on women and minorities in the health professions

* Includes \"Questions and Discussion Topics\" for classroom or individual study

*Of earlier edition'

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