United States Health Care System

United States Health Care System

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131134140
  • 9780131134140

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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.show more

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 Preventionshow more

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