Synopses & Reviews
An essential text for providing an overview of the professional, political, social, and economic forces that shape the U.S. health care system. Health Care USA, Third Edition offers a clear overview of the health care industry and the issues confronting it. The Third Edition will discuss how economic disincentives or reimbursement limitations are changing treatment priorities; includes a new chapter entitled "Hospitals: Origin, Organization and Future"; explore the impact of the Balanced Budget Act and the prospective payment system on long term care; highlight the issue of ethics in public health, and much more. Web based instructional support materials will be available.