ISBN-10:
0071770526
ISBN-13:
2900071770520
Pub. Date:
03/13/2012
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach / Edition 6

Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach / Edition 6

by Thomas Bodenheimer

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Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach / Edition 6

Understanding Health Policy is the best-written, most clinically applicable book available on the subject-and it's the #1 choice for healthcare students and professionals alike. The authors carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues both interesting and understandable.

Fully updated to reflect current issues in the ever-changing world of health care, this edition addresses all the topics that affect you most, from the structure and organization of the industry to issues regarding government and private insurance to access to healthcare.

About the Author:
Thomas S. Bodenheimer, MD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

About the Author:
Kevin Grumbach, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900071770520
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Series: Understanding Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Thomas S. Bodenheimer, MD, is Adjunct Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Kevin Grumbach, MD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Table of Contents


Preface     v
Introduction: The Paradox of Excess and Deprivation     1
Paying for Health Care     5
Access to Health Care     17
Reimbursing Health Care Providers     31
How Health Care is Organized-I     43
How Health Care is Organized-II     59
The Health Care Workforce and the Education of Health Professionals     71
Painful Versus Painless Cost Control     87
Mechanisms for Controlling Costs     99
Quality of Health Care     111
Prevention of Illness     129
Long-Term Care     139
Medical Ethics and Rationing of Health Care     147
Health Care in Four Nations     163
National Health Insurance     181
Conflict and Change in America's Health Care System     193
Conclusion: Tensions and Challenges     205
Questions and Discussion Topics     209
Index     217

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