Introduction to Health Care Delivery

Author: Robert L. McCarthy
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763743536
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This revised edition of Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition, offers a current and comprehensive picture of the U.S. healthcare delivery system while emphasizing the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each thoroughly updated chapter in the new edition of this practical text includes real-world case studies, learning objectives, chapter questions, questions for further discussion, and updated key topics and terms. New to the Fourth Edition is an updated Medicare/Medicaid chapter that reflects current regulations, a comprehensive glossary, and online instructor resources including case response scenarios.

Introduction to Health Services Management

Author: S. W. Booyens
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702177309
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ideal for all students studying first-level health services management, this invaluable all-in-one resource describes the environmental factors that affect health services, policy, and planning; the organization of services at the macro and micro level; and other issues such as staff absenteeism and management.

Introduction to Health Services

Author: Stephen J. Williams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1418012890
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Health Care Services Foundations and Challenges

Author: Bernard J. Healey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118450159
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.

McCarthy s Introduction to Health Care Delivery A Primer for Pharmacists

Author: Kimberly S. Plake
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284094103
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition provides students with a current and comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care delivery system from the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each thoroughly updated chapter of this best-selling text includes real-world case studies, learning objectives, chapter review questions, questions for further discussion, and updated key topics and terms. Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition will provide students with an understanding of the social, organizational, and economic aspects of health care delivery.

Introduction to Health Care Delivery and Radiology Administration

Author: Stephen S. Hiss
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721653143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A concise comprehensive resource that takes students beyond imaging skills and implementation to the realities of practice. Reviews the history and current state of the health care industry and discusses how comtemporary trends are influencing: salaries, acquisition of new equipment, employment prospects and departmental expansion.

Engineering the System of Healthcare Delivery

Author: William B. Rouse
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607505320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the United States continues to debate reform of its healthcare system, this book argues that providing health insurance for all without improving the delivery system will not improve the current problems of access, affordability, and quality. The US healthcare system has many excellent components; strong scientific input, extraordinary technology for diagnosis and treatment, dedicated staff and top-class facilities among them. But the system has evolved haphazardly over time and although it has not failed entirely, the authors argue that like any system where attention, is paid to individual components at the expense of the system as a whole, it can never hope to succeed. Above all, they point out that the US system does not provide high value healthcare; it has the highest costs in the world and yet many other countries have lower infant mortality rates and better life expectancy. Together with a team of highly regarded thought leaders, the authors of this publication advocate a complete re-thinking of healthcare from a systems perspective - an engineering approach to healthcare-and they then describe how to set about it. Covering a wide range of subjects including: health care costs and economics, barriers to change, integrated health systems, electronic records and computer-based patient support as well as patient safety and palliative and chronic care, this book will be of interest to all those involved in healthcare provision whose goal is affordable care to promote healthy, high quality lives.

Introduction to US Health Policy

Author: Donald A. Barr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421420716
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health care reform has been a dominant theme in public discourse for decades now. The passage of the Affordable Care Act was a major milestone, but rather than quell the rhetoric, it has sparked even more heated debate. In the latest edition of Introduction to US Health Policy, Donald A. Barr reviews the current structure of the American health care system, describing the historical and political contexts in which it developed and the core policy issues that continue to confront us today. Barr’s comprehensive analysis explores the various organizations and institutions that make the US health care system work—or fail to work. He describes in detail the paradox of US health care—simultaneously the best in the world and one of the worst among developed countries—while introducing readers to broad cultural issues surrounding health care policy, such as access, affordability, and quality. Barr also discusses specific elements of US health care with depth and nuance, including insurance, especially Medicare and Medicaid. He scrutinizes the shift to for-profit managed care while analyzing the pharmaceutical industry, issues surrounding long-term care, the plight of the uninsured, the prevalence of medical errors, and the troublesome issue of nursing shortages. The thoroughly updated edition of this widely adopted text focuses on the Affordable Care Act. It explains the steps taken to carry out the Act, the changes to the Act based on recent Supreme Court decisions, the success of the Act in achieving the combined goals of improved access to care and constraining the costs of care, and the continuing political controversy regarding its future. Drawing on an extensive range of resources, including government reports, scholarly publications, and analyses from a range of private organizations, Introduction to US Health Policy provides scholars, policymakers, and health care providers with a comprehensive platform of ideas that is key to understanding and influencing the changes in the US health care system.