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Understanding health policy [electronic resource] : a clinical approach /
Thomas Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach.
edition
6th ed.
imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., c2012.
description
vii, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0071770526 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780071770521 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., c2012.
isbn
0071770526 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780071770521 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by IP authenticated Sunnybrook users.
Licensed for access by SMH users.
Licensed for access by Trillium Health Partners users.
contents note
Introduction: the paradox of excess and deprivation -- Paying for health care -- Access to health care -- Reimbursing health care providers -- How health care is organised--I: primary, secondary, and tertiary care -- How health care is organised--II: health delivery systems -- Health care workforce and the education of health professionals -- Painful versus painless cost control -- Mechanisms for controlling costs -- Quality of health care -- Prevention of illness -- Long-term care -- Medical ethics and rationing of health care -- Health care in four nations -- Health care reform and national health insurance -- Conflict and change in America's health care system -- Conclusion: tensions and challenges -- Questions and discussion topics.
general note
"A Lange medical book"
catalogue key
8452030
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text covers fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, managed care and physician and hospital payment. Case histories bring to life important policy issues within the health care system and provide a clinical flavour.
Main Description
An engaging and clinically relevant textbook covering the principles and key issues of healthcare The leading textbook for health policy and systems Understanding Health Policy is a concise textbook that clearly explains the all major aspects of healthcare, including finance, organization, and reimbursement. The authors carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues interesting and understandable. The book features a unique clinical approach, using case examples to highlight key policy issues. Features: * Updated throughout to reflect the latest changes and events, including the recently enacted health reform act, and revisions in insurance coverage and health care expenditures * Expanded coverage of global issues in health policy * Includes "Questions and Discussion Topics" for classroom or individual study
Main Description
An engaging and clinically relevant textbook covering the principles and key issues of healthcare The leading textbook for health policy and systems Understanding Health Policy is a concise textbook that clearly explains the all major aspects of healthcare, including finance, organization, and reimbursement. The authors carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues interesting and understandable. The book features a unique clinical approach, using case examples to highlight key policy issues. Features Updated throughout to reflect the latest changes and events, including the recently enacted health reform act, and revisions in insurance coverage and health care expenditures Expanded coverage of global issues in health policy Includes "Questions and Discussion Topics" for classroom or individual study
Main Description
Understand how the healthcare system works - and how you can succeed in it "Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act" The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, "Understanding Health Policy" provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the fields most critical issues. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system--from the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. "Understanding Health Policy, 6e" makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand--so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis. Features: Coverage of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system Key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples are skillfully interwoven in each chapter to make important issues interesting and understandable Clinical vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations Comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned Understanding Health Policy, 6e will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.
Main Description
Understand how the healthcare system works and how you can succeed in it Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field's most critical issues. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system-from the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. Understanding Health Policy, 6e makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand-so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis. Features: Coverage of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system Key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples are skillfully interwoven in each chapter to make important issues interesting and understandable Clinical vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations Comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned Understanding Health Policy, 6e will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.
Main Description
Understand how the healthcare system works and how you can succeed in it Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field's most critical issues. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare systemfrom the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. Understanding Health Policy, 6e makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understandso you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis. Features: Coverage of structure, organization, and financing of the health care system Key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples are skillfully interwoven in each chapter to make important issues interesting and understandable Clinical vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations Comprehensive list of review questions reinforce what you have learned Understanding Health Policy, 6e will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems.

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