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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Great basic overview of the health care system in the US and its development over time. Good cross-national comparisons with Western European systems and Japan. This is a quick read, best suited for ... Read full review

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Standard mainstream primer. No histrionics. Good introduction to the system. Read full review


The Changing US Health Care System
Paying for Health Care
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About the author (1998)

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, is professor of health policy and family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Kevin Grumbach, MD, is chair, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco.

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Family & Community MedicineInstitute for Health Policy StudiesUniversity of California, San FranciscoClinical FacultySan Francisco General Hospital

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