9780766836112

Introduction to Health Services

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  • ISBN13:

    9780766836112

  • ISBN10:

    0766836118

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/5/2001
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

The seventh edition of Introduction to Health Services builds upon its reputation as a classic book written by nationally recognized authors. This new edition addresses the increasing pressure to improve the efficiency of the nations health care system and to provide an adequate level of health care for all Americans. The seventh edition reflects the revolutionary changes in the practice of clinical medicine, government policy, information technology, and health care cost containment. In-depth information in the areas of health care finance, health care access, managed care, and insurance and home health is also provided. Research and statistics throughout make this book the premier reference for understanding all the services that compose the health care landscape.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Overview of the Health Services System 1(90)
Historical Evolution and Overview of Health Services in the United States
2(16)
Overview of the Organization of Health Services in the United States
18(29)
Medicine and Technology
47(14)
Patterns of Illness and Disease and Access to Health Care
61(30)
PART TWO Financing and Structuring Health Care 91(70)
Financing Health Services
92(32)
Managed Care: Restructuring the System
124(16)
Private Health Insurance and Employee Benefits
140(21)
PART THREE Providers of Health Services 161(148)
The Evolution of Public Health: A Joint Public-Private Responsibility
162(15)
Ambulatory Health Care Services
177(25)
Hospitals and Health Systems
202(32)
The Continuum of Long-Term Care
234(46)
Mental Health Services
280(29)
PART FOUR Nonfinancial Resources for Health Care 309(42)
Pharmaceuticals
310(16)
Health Care Professionals
326(25)
PART FIVE Assessing and Regulating Health Services 351
Health Policy and the Politics of Health Care
352
Assessing and Improving Quality of Care
373
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services
392

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