Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives

Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives

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Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives takes the broad, complex topic of health care in the United States and presents it in a digestible, easy-to-read format. Focusing on some of the fundamental issues facing the heath care system today, this text delivers simple, objective coverage of key topics including cost, access, quality, financing, manpower, and public health. By blending current, factual data, basic principles, and multiple perspectives on controversial issues, the authors provide a balanced approach to the core issues facing the health care industry. Case studies and vignettes throughout the text allow readers to explore how current health care problems impact real-life situations and to hone their critical thinking skills for their future professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Our systems of health care financing affect utilization, quantity of and access to services, and quality. ... These tools inform the health care reform debate and determine the future cost burden of proposed and enacted legislation. Does the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (March 2010) encompass an appropriate balance of these ... If you were a shareholder of a major for-profit health insurance company, would you prefer to have more or fewer sick personsanbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives
Author:Charles Yesalis, Robert Politzer, Harry Holt
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-06-07


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