Health Care Choices for Today's Consumer: Guide to Quality and Cost / Edition 1

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"Admirable . . . clearly written, well organized . . . easy and helpful." —Washington Post

"This is the surefire guide to making critical decisions about your family's health." —Dr. J. Larry Brown, Professor of Nutrition and Health Policy School of Nutrition, Tufts University

"The array of choices and decisions facing consumers in health care today is incredibly complicated. Families USA has taken on the challenge of making this complex world accessible to the most important person in the process: the consumer. They've succeeded brilliantly!" —Dick Davidson, President, American Hospital Association.

Now completely revised and expanded, this indispensable reference provides in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of major health care issues to help you make crucial choices for you and your family. Packed with vital facts and figures, illuminating advice, and invaluable tips, Health Care Choices for Today's Consumer includes: New chapters on men's health as well as prescription and over-the-counter drugs The latest on health care finance, managed care, alternative medicine, and wellness programs Updated financial, legal, and insurance information Important details on such topics as consumer rights, primary care, mental health, medications, hospitals, and physicians.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471170907
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/25/1997
  • Series: Robert L. Bernstein Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded ed.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 457
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

FAMILIES USA FOUNDATION (Washington, D.C.) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that consumers are given a voice in shaping the U.S. health care system. It has 135,000 members.
MARC S. MILLER, Ph.D., is the Director of Families USA's Health Care Choices project.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Healthy Living (R. Convissor & A. Chang).

Consumer Rights (G. Annas) THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

Health Insurance: Managing Managed Care (N. Turnbull).

Primary Care (H. Tolpin).

Medications (J. Graedon & T. Graedon).


Parents as Health Care Consumers (N. Wells).

Men as Health Care Consumers (J. Kellogg).

Elders as Health Care Consumers (L. Glasse & M. Schechter).


Physician Specialists (J. Mendelson).

Long Term Care (P. Denker).

Caring for Your Teeth (R. Krughoff).

Buying Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses (R. Krughoff).

Alternative Health Care (N. Carballeira).


Helping Yourself: A Guide to Self-Help Groups, Going Online, and General Resources for Health Care Consumers (M. Grover).




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