Managing Health Services Organizations And Systems / Edition 4

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The experts in health administration have authored a revised and enhanced edition of the standard text for health services managers! The crisply written fourth edition of this widely acclaimed text examines virtually every aspect of health services management, with a new emphasis on health systems, a thorough update of all previous material, and new or revised cases and questions in every chapter. Most important, while still addressing the conceptual frameworks for managing the organization and delivery of health services through health services organizations, the fourth edition includes attention to these issues in the increasingly prevalent systems structure in U.S. health care. This important new emphasis joins a host of improvements to the book, including Over 75 new and revised cases New discussion questions among the hundreds in the text Significantly enhanced problem-solving chapter More tables, figures, diagrams, and visual aids Enhanced sections on managed care and alternate delivery mechanisms Attention to nontraditional medicine and alternative medicine Expanded and updated bibliographies for each chapter Improved instructors' manual The revision has been extensive, yet the text still brings you the same comprehensive information you've come to expect on every aspect of health services management, from managerial problem solving, resource allocation and utilization, management functions and roles, and organizational culture, to continuous quality improvement, human resources, interorganizational relationships, and facilitation of change. Over 200 colleges and universities trust this text to help students learn to tackle the challenging issues facing today's health services managers. Hundreds of thought-provoking discussion questions and intriguing case studies let them apply what they learn. Plus, the issues featured are contemporary, including: Health systems' dynamics Administrative and biomedical ethics Legal iss

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Presents information and insight that can help set benchmarks of excellence in the management of health services. Examines management functions, concepts, and principles as well as managerial roles, skills, and competencies within the context of health services organizations and health systems and their external environment. Chapters are in sections on a model of management and description of the system, managerial tools and techniques, and managing relationships. Longest is professor and director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. This edition adds material on managing health systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878812575
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2004

    Informative, detail, descriptive

    I read the entire book and re-reading this for the second time for a comp exam. Is there a cliff notes version of this book. We live in a time where money means time!

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