Introduction to Health Services

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-21
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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 nation's 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

Overview of the Health Services Systemp. 1
Understanding Health Systems! The Organization of Health Care in the United Statesp. 2
Technology in the U.S. Health Care Systemp. 19
Population and Disease Patterns and Trendsp. 41
Financing and Structuring Health Carep. 75
Financing Health Systemsp. 76
Private Health Insurance and Managed Carep. 109
Providers of Health Servicesp. 141
Public Healths Joint Public-Private Responsibility in an Era of New Threatsp. 142
Ambulatory Health Care Services and Organizationsp. 160
Hospitals and Health Systemsp. 182
The Continuum of Long-Term Carep. 198
Mental and Behavioral Health Servicesp. 220
Nonfinancial Resources for Health Carep. 245
The Pharmaceutical Industryp. 246
Health Care Professionalsp. 246
Assessing and Regulating Health Servicesp. 295
Understanding Health Policyp. 296
The Quality of Health Carep. 307
Ethical Issues In Public Health and Health Servicesp. 321
The Future of Health Servicesp. 345
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