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Essentials of Health Services - 3rd edition

Essentials of Health Services (ISBN10: 1401899315; ISBN13: 9781401899318)
ISBN13: 978-1401899318
ISBN10: 1401899315

Summary: Our national health care system is one of the nation's most important components. What we spend and invest in health care resources and services ultimately improves how long and how well we live. As costs and structure continue to increase in complexity, it is now more important than ever to understand how the system functions--whether you are a consumer or employed by the system. Now in its third successful edition, Essentials of Health Services gives you the most s ...show moretraightforward, uncomplicated explanation of how our health care system is structured and how it functions so you can better understand, use, and enhance the services that directly affect your life.

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  • An overview of the health care system examines the need for health services and the methods for measuring access to our health services.
  • The settings in which health care is offered to consumers and organizations, including the pharmaceutical industry, are described and analyzed.
  • Major categories of providers such as hospitals, mental health services, health care personnel, and the pharmaceutical industry are discussed.
  • The way we pay for, manage, control, and evaluate our health care system is assessed, including insurance and reimbursement mechanisms.
  • New sections in chapter 10 update readers on current trends pertaining to technology and research
  • Online Companion with PowerPoint and an electronic Instructor's Manual, replaces the print Instructor's Manual and transparencies
  • Regulatory and managed care and planning mechanisms are addressed.
  • Health care policy and politics and their effect on how the health care system has evolved, as well as their potential effects in the future, are examined.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Delmar Learning
Published: 03/24/2005
International: No

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