Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach

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Appleton & Lange, 1998 - Medical - 322 pages
3 Reviews
Numerous case examples illustrate fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, primary care, and physician and hospital payment. In addition, this book does a superior job linking policy issues to the practice of medicine. The second edition features a brand new chapter on payment in managed care.

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This is an excellent introduction to a tricky subject: health policy in the United States and abroad. The authors use case study-like sidebars (which I believe are all true, with names and changed) to ... Read full review

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Standard mainstream primer. No histrionics. Good introduction to the system. Read full review

Contents

The Changing US Health Care System
1
Paying for Health Care
7
Access to Health Care
21
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, is professor of health policy and family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Kevin Grumbach, MD, is chair, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco.

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Family & Community MedicineInstitute for Health Policy StudiesUniversity of California, San FranciscoClinical FacultySan Francisco General Hospital

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