United States Health Care System

United States Health Care System

by Anne Austin
     
 

Written in an engaging, easy-to-follow style, this book exposes the audience to the breadth of the field of health care without overwhelming them with detail. This book is unique in that it combines a health perspective with a business perspective. Not only does it carry a view of healthcare as an industry and business, facing the same problems all

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Written in an engaging, easy-to-follow style, this book exposes the audience to the breadth of the field of health care without overwhelming them with detail. This book is unique in that it combines a health perspective with a business perspective. Not only does it carry a view of healthcare as an industry and business, facing the same problems all businesses face to maintain competitive advantage in the marketplace, but it also focuses on the delivery system, and addresses the perpetual tradeoff between access, quality, and cost of services.

This book is organized around the pieces that make up health care.  It addresses the questions: “what is this business called health care?”, “how do we pay for health care?”, “who provides health care?”, “where and how is health care provided?”, and “what else is included?”.  These questions are answered in the four parts of the book, in a total of 14 chapters. KEY MARKET: Professionals in the allied health field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131134149
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition

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Table of Contents

THE US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM:

COMBINING BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND DELIVERY

Table of Contents

Preface

  

Part I:   Overview and Payment

Chapter 1:   Health and Health Care in America: An Introduction

Chapter 2:   The Business Side of Health Care

Chapter 3:   The Payment Process: Insurance and Third Party Payers

Chapter 4:   The Payment Process: Government Payment Programs

Part II:  Health Care Providers

Chapter 5:   Health Care Providers: Physicians

Chapter 6: Nurses

Chapter 7:   Other Clinical Health Care Providers

 

Part III:  The Delivery Systems

Chapter 8:   Primary Care: Health Care Provider’s Offices and Clinics

Chapter 9:   Secondary Care: Hospitals

Chapter 10:    Tertiary Care: The Long-term Care Continuum

Chapter 11:    Mental Health Services: A Combination of Systems

Chapter 12:    The Public Health System: The Government’s Role

Part IV:  Health Care Industry and Research

Chapter 13:    Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals 

Chapter 14:  Medical Research and Prevention 

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