Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach

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Appleton & Lange, 1998 - Medical - 322 pages
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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


The Changing US Health Care System
Paying for Health Care
Access to Health Care

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Kevin Grumbach, MD Associate Professor Department of Family & Community Medicine Institute for Health Policy Studies University of California, San Francisco Clinical Faculty San Francisco General Hospital

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