Health Services

Health Services : Policy and System for Therapists

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A core text for a one-quarter/semester, undergraduate/graduate-level course in Health Services (health policy and the health care system) and a complimentary text for courses in Administration/Management for PT/OT. Cutting-edge in focus, this introduction to health services prepares readers for the rapid and continuing changes in private and public health policy that have changed-and continue to change-the work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Written specifically from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health services-without overburdening students with the minutiae of these complicated programs-so they can understand how policies and systems affect their ability to serve patients and how they can be effective advocates during private and public policy change.show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 453.6g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130283444
  • 9780130283443

Table of contents

I. PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND DISABILITY POLICY. 1. Disablement, Policy and Systems. 2. Access to Health Care. 3. Economics/Cost of Health Care. 4. Quality of Health Care. 5. Public Policy and Disability. II. REIMBURSEMENT POLICY: FINANCING THERAPY SERVICES. 6. Fundamentals of Insurance. 7. Managed Care. 8. Medicare. 9. Medicaid, SCHIP and Military/Veterans Medical Insurance. III. THERAPISTS AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 10. The Acute Medical Health Care System. 11. The Post-Acute Health Care System. 12. Healthcare Personnel. 13. Mental Health Practice and Public Policy. 14. Public Health. IV. ADVOCACY. 15. Effecting Policy Change: The Therapist as Advocate.show more

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