Understanding Health Policy, Fifth Edition: LSC LS4(EDMC) Vitalsource Ebook Understanding Health Policy, Fifth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 31, 2008 - Medical - 388 pages
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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

Contents

The Paradox of Excess and Deprivation
1
2 Paying for Health Care
5
3 Access to Health Care
17
4 Reimbursing Health Care Providers
31
5 How Health Care is OrganizedI
43
6 How Health Care is OrganizedII
59
7 The Health Care Workforce and the Education of Health Professionals
71
8 Painful Versus Painless Cost Control
87
11 Prevention of Illness
129
12 LongTerm Care
139
13 Medical Ethics and Rationing of Health Care
147
14 Health Care in Four Nations
163
15 National Health Insurance
181
16 Conflict and Change in Americas Health Care System
193
Tensions and Challenges
205
18 Questions and Discussion Topics
209

9 Mechanisms for Controlling Costs
99
10 Quality of Health Care
111
Index
217
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About the author (2008)

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.

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