The United States Health Care System

The United States Health Care System : Combining Business, Health, and Delivery

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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.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson
  • 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.
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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 Prevention
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