Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists / Edition 1

Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists / Edition 1

by Robert W. Sandstrom, James D. Bramble, Helene Lohman, James D. Bramble
     
 

Cutting-edge in focus, this book prepares readers for the rapid and continuing changes in private and public health policy that have changed—and continue to change—the work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Written specifically from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health

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Cutting-edge in focus, this book prepares readers for the rapid and continuing changes in private and public health policy that have changed—and continue to change—the work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Written specifically from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health services—without overburdening reader with the minutiae of these complicated programs—so they can understand how policies and systems affect their ability to serve patients and how they can be effective advocates during private and public policy change.

Disablement, Policy and Systems. Access to Health Care Services. Economics/ Cost of Health Care. Quality of Health Care. Public policy and Disability. Insurance. Managed Care. Medicare. Medicaid, SCHIP and Military/Veterans Medical Insurance. The Acute Health Care System. The Post-Acute Health Care System. Healthcare Manpower. Mental Health Practice and Public Policy. Public Health. Effecting Policy Change.

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, other rehabilitation professionals, e.g. Rehab Counselors, Vocational Rehab Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Rehab Nurses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130283443
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

1 Disablement, policy, and systems 1

2 Access and cost of health care 18

3 Quality of health care 40

4 Public policies addressing social disablement 59

5 Fundamentals of insurance 86

6 Managed care and beyond 107

7 Medicare 131

8 Medicaid, SCHIP, military/veterans medical insurance, and Indian Health Service 173

9 The acute medical care system 190

10 The post-acute health care system 210

11 Special education, public health, and complementary/alternative medicine 241

12 Effecting policy change : therapist as advocate 261

Appendix 288

Glossary 296

Index 303

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