Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach
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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The Changing US Health Care System
Paying for Health Care
Access to Health Care
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