Ambulatory Care Management

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Cengage Learning, 1998 - Medical - 381 pages
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This is a practical guide for the professional seeking to gain insight and up-to-date knowledge about the function of ambulatory care practice and the key duties of the administrator. It is geared to all ambulatory care administrators regardless of setting, as well as physicians and other clinicians. Taking an analytical approach, the book is divided into functional areas: a background and historical overview of the development of health services and ambulatory care in the U.S., the financial management of ambulatory care, the operational issues of running a practice, human resources management issues, planning and marketing the group and issues of policy and other institutional matters.
 

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Contents

An Overview of Health Care
3
Legal and Organizational Issues of Ambulatory Care Organizations
18
The Fundamentals of Financial Management
31
Financial Planning for Operations
71
Evaluating and Controlling Operations
97
ShortTerm and LongTerm Financial Decision Making
122
Physician Compensation Systems
149
Facilities Design and Operations
157
Information Management Technology
222
The Administrator and the Physician Executive
240
Patient Relations
264
Marketing in a Changing Environment
287
Institutional Issues
311
Integrated Health Care Systems
335
Research in Service to Ambulatory Care Management
350
APPENDIX
367

Communication Systems within a Medical Practice
176
Management Support Systems and Medical Records
198

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Stephen Williams is the series editor for our Health Services Administration list. He is also a Professor of Public Health and head of the Division of Health Services Administration in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University in Dan Diego, California.

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