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Understanding Health Policy, Sixth Edition

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An engaging and clinically relevant textbook covering the principles and key issues of healthcare The leading textbook for health policy and systems Understanding Health Policyis 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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Paradox of Excess and Deprivation

2. Paying for Health Care

3. Access to Health Care

4. Reimbursing Health Care Providers

5. How Health Care is Organized 1: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care

6. How Health Care is Organized II: Health Delivery Systems

7. The Health Care Workforce and the Education of Health Care Professionals

8. Painful Versus Painless Cost Control

9. Mechanisms for Controlling Costs

10. Quality of Health Care

11. Prevention of Illness

12. Long-Term Care

13. Medical Ethics and Rationing of Health Care

14. Healh Care in Four Nations

15. Healh Care Reform and National Health Insurance

16. Conflict and Change in America's Health Care System

17. Conclusion: Tensions and Challenges

18. Questions and Discussion Topics

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