Medical Practice in the Current Health Care Environment: A Handbook for Residents and Medical Students
"Residents and medical students," writes Janine C. Edwards, "need to know the economics of health care delivery and current patterns of delivery, especially managed care." In Medical Practice in the Current Health Care Environment, a distinguished group of contributors explain the settings in which medical care is currently being delivered, with the aim of helping both residents and medical students make an informed career choice. The authors look at the basic economics of health care, including HMOs, PPOs, private practice (solo and group), and Medicare and Medicaid. The concluding chapter presents issues to consider in making career decisions, including personality, geography, income, and lifestyle. A glossary defines the technical terms of health care administration.
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The Financial Dynamics of the U S Health Care System
Preferred Provider Organizations
Making a Career Choice 1
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