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Table of Contents
PART I. OVERVIEW AND PAYMENT
1. Health and Healthcare in America: An Introduction
2. The Business Side of Healthcare
3. The Payment Process: Insurance and Third-Party Payers
4. The Payment Process: Government Payment Programs
PART II. EMPLOYMENT IN HEALTHCARE
5. Healthcare Providers: Physicians and Nurses
6. Other Clinical and Non-Clinical Healthcare Providers
PART III. THE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
7. Offices, Clinics, and Hospitals
8. Tertiary Care: The Long-Term Care Continuum
9. Mental Health Services: A Combination of Systems
10. The Public Health System: The Government’s Role
PART IV. HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND ISSUES
11. Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacological Research
12. Healthcare Research and Prevention
13. Cultural Competency, Health Literacy, and Healthcare Ethics
14. International Healthcare