Pointer, Dennis D. / Williams, Stephen J. / Isaacs, Stephen L. / Knickman, James R. Wiley Pathways Introduction to US Healthcare System
1. Edition December 2006 57.90 Euro 2006. 408 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-0-471-79075-4 - John Wiley & Sons
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Short description Entering the healthcare system in the United States can be an overwhelming experience even for the most seasoned professional. This comprehensive introduction drills down to the basic concepts as well as current hot topics, providing readers with an easy-to-understand glimpse into this system. With the help of numerous examples and clear explanations, they'll discover how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, and financed.
From the contents Part I: Foundations * The U.S. Health Care System * Boards and Governance
Part II: Health Care Organization and Financing * Health Care Provision * Financing the U.S. Health Care System
Part III: Health Care Resources * The Health Care Workforce * Research and Technology
Part IV: The Health Care Delivery System * Hospitals in the U.S. * Ambulatory Care * Long-Term Care * Caring for Special Populations * Caring for Uninsured Patients * Managed Care
Part V: Challenges of US Health Care * Promoting Health and Preventing Disease * Public Health Policy