Basics of the U.S. Health Care System

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 333 pages
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I have the second edition of this book. It has excellent information, but there are many, many errors; poorly constructed sentences and paragraphs are scattered throughout the book. I'm convinced they sent an unedited copy to the printer!

Contents

CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW OF THE US HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM
1
CHAPTER 2 CURRENT OPERATIONS OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
23
CHAPTER 3 THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH CARE
73
CHAPTER 4 PUBLIC HEALTHS ROLE IN HEALTH CARE
93
CHAPTER 5 INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES
115
CHAPTER 6 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
137
CHAPTER 7 PRIVATE AND PUBLIC FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE
161
CHAPTER 8 IMPACT OF MANAGED CARE ON HEALTHCARE DELIVERY
183
CHAPTER 9 THE INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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CHAPTER 10 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY
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CHAPTER 11 ETHICS AND HEALTH CARE
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CHAPTER 12 MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
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CHAPTER 13 ANALYSIS OF THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
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INDEX
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BASICS OF US HEALTH CARE REFORMTHE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 PPACA
334
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