Basics Of The U.S. Health Care System / Edition 2

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Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition provides students with a broad, fundamental introduction to the workings of the healthcare industry. Engaging and activities-oriented, the text offers an especially accessible overview of the major concepts of healthcare operations, the role of government, public and private financing, as well as ethical and legal issues. Each chapter features review exercises and Web resources that make studying this complex industry both enjoyable and easy. Students of various disciplines—including healthcare administration, business, nursing, public health, and others—will discover in Basics of the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition a practical guide that prepares them for professional opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.

The Second Edition has been updated substantially to reflect the passage and implementation of the health care reform act of 2010, as well as new information on information technology, Medicare, Medicaid, and much more.

Basics of the U.S. Health Care System features:
• A new chapter on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
• A complete overview of basic concepts of the U.S. healthcare system
• Student activities including crossword puzzles and vocabulary reviews in each chapter
• Helpful case studies
• PowerPoint slides, TestBank, and Instructor’s Manual for instructors
• Online flashcards, crosswords, and an interactive glossary for students

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
Description: The book presents the key concepts of the U.S. healthcare system using a reader-friendly, student-oriented format to reinforce learning and student objectives, completion exercises, and some interactive activities. The online component also provides information on healthcare reform.
Purpose: The purpose is to heighten students' awareness of factors that impact the U.S. healthcare system.
Audience: Undergraduate students in the health professions or health policy are the intended audience.
Features: This book provides a historical overview of the U.S. healthcare system before moving into specific aspects and influences on the system. It includes discussions about who the key stakeholders are; settings such as public health, mental health, inpatient and outpatient; and the influence on care in relation to regulations and changes over time. Each chapter starts with learning objectives and a "Did you know?" section that addresses key facts that will pique the student's interest. At the end, there is a student note section (just blank pages) for personal notes, followed by activities that test the student's knowledge acquisition. The references are generally good, but most are from before 2009.
Assessment: There are many books like this on the market, but most are aimed at graduate students or practicing health professionals. This book is unique in its basic approach that is appropriate for undergraduate students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781284043761
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 428
  • Sales rank: 159,129
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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