Health Care Services In The 1990s

Health Care Services In The 1990s

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275939090
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/22/1991
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN J. WILLIAMS is a professor and head of the division of health services administration, and head of the graduate program in health services administration at the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Dr. Williams is the author of numerous books and articles on health care.

SANDRA J. GUERRA is the Clayton Foundation Administrator at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California.

Table of Contents

Preface

Your Role in Health Care

Being Informed: Understanding the System

Taking Charge: Promoting Your Own Health

Be the Best that You Can

Protecting Your Life: Where Care Is Given

Ambulatory Care: Backbone of the System

The Hospital: Big Risks, Big Rewards

Long-Term Care: Many Choices, Many Opportunities; Mental Health: A Real Challenge

The Powers That Be: Who Gives Care?

Your Physician: A Key Player

Dentists: Real Success, Fading Future

The Supporting Cast: Other Important Providers

Paying The Bill: Health Insurance

Health Insurance: What It Is, How It Works; Managed Care: Lower Cost, More Restrictions

Paying The Bill: Governmental Programs

Medicare: A Partial Help

The Uninsured and Underinsured: Squeezed and in Trouble

Financing and Reimbursement: Who Gets Paid And How

National Health Expenditures

Payments to Professionals and Institutions

The Quality of Care

Measuring and Assuring the Quality of Care

Your Rights as a Consumer

Alternatives To Traditional Medicine

New Approaches To Special Situations

Bypassing Traditional Resources

Epilogue

Appendix A: Sources of Information

Appendix B: Toll-Free Numbers

Appendix C: State Medical Boards, Medicare Carriers, and PROS

Index

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