Consumer Health: Making Informed Decisions

Consumer Health: Making Informed Decisions

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Consumer Health: Making Informed Decisions is a concise, current text with the most up-to-date information about health care reform and insurance. It is devoted to the most important issues relative to consumer health issues, including advertising, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, weight management, and medications. There are in-depth analyses of the American health care system, insurance options, and consumer protection. The text also takes a critical look at complementary and alternative therapies. Throughout the text, there are guidelines for making decisions that can benefit the individual. A comprehensive list of learning objectives precede each chapter and a list of study questions conclude each chapter. The questions are designed to help the student summarize the major points of the chapter, prepare for exams, and critically analyze the material contained in the chapters. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint PresentationsIn the United States, racial and ethnic minorities and low-income populations experience serious disparities in rates of insurance and access to health care ... Four in ten low-income Americans do not have health insurance, and nearly half of all uninsured people in the United States are poor. ... The money spent does not yield the value we expect. ... Many of the provisions of the law go into effect in 2014.

Title:Consumer Health: Making Informed Decisions
Author:J. Thomas Butler
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2011-07-01


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