Basics of the U S Health Care System

Author: Nancy J. Niles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763769843
Format: PDF, Docs
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The health care industry currently provides over 13 million jobs with a projected 27 percent increase over the next decade the largest increase of any other industry. Given these trends, a basic understanding of the U.S. health care system is important to students across many disciplines including business, law, health administration, pre-medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, and more. This combination textbook and activity workbook gives students a fundamental understanding of the basic concepts of the U.S. healthcare system. Written with the undergraduate in mind, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System uses simple, reader-friendly language and features hands-on exercises that engage the student in active learning. Each chapter offers a vocabulary crossword puzzle, a vocabulary exercise, real life exercises, and Internet exercises.

Shock Therapy for the American Health Care System

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380686
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shock Therapy For the American Health Care System describes the problems of the health care system and offers a program of comprehensive reform that is more far-reaching than anything currently being proposed. * Provides bibliographies for each of the nine chapters * Six tables and graphs provide an easy way to understand essential data

Navigating the U S Health Care System

Author: Nancy J. Niles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284108163
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Navigating the U.S. Health System gives students a solid understanding of the important aspects of the U.S. health system and the role a health navigator plays in the system. Unlike other introductory U.S. Health Care Systems and Delivery texts, Navigating the U.S. Health Care System will include specific strategies on how to be a successful healthcare navigator as well as more detailed information on the delivery of both inpatient and outpatient health care services.

Malpractice

Author: Lawrence Schlachter
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1510712607
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate was, if anything, a drastic understatement of the patient-safety epidemic in the US health care system. In Malpractice, neurosurgeon and attorney Dr. Larry Schlachter makes a case that most patients enter the system without any idea of the risks they face, due to a medical culture that denies there is a patient safety problem. He argues that medical culture actively avoids transparency, perpetuates an atmosphere of blind deference to doctors, and protects dangerous doctors from any accountability. Drawing on 23 years of experience, Dr. Schlachter provides unbelievable stories that illustrate the host of risks patients face whenever they seek diagnostic evaluation or go under the knife. This book provides an all-access pass to the inner sanctums of the health care citadel, exposing the cultural flaws that fuel doctor's egos and outlining the steps every patent should take to protect himself or herself.

The Oxford Handbook of U S Healthcare Law

Author: I. Glenn Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law, with contributions from the most eminent scholars in the field. The Handbook paints with broad thematic strokes the major features of American healthcare law and policy, its recent reforms including the Affordable Care Act, its relationship to medical ethics and constitutional principles, and how it compares to the experience of other countries. It explores the legal framework for the patient experience, from access through treatment, to recourse (if treatment fails), and examines emerging issues involving healthcare information, the changing nature of healthcare regulation, immigration, globalization, aging, and the social determinants of health. This Handbook provides valuable content, accessible to readers new to the subject, as well as to those who write, teach, practice, or make policy in health law.

Health Care Politics and Policy in America

Author: Kant Patel
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765628473
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fully updated for this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines background and context for the evolution of U.S. health care policy with analysis of recent trends and current issues. The book introduces public policy students to the complex array of health care issues, and health care professionals to the study of public policy. It provides comprehensive coverage of policy issues related to health care at the federal, state, and provider/patient levels, from Medicare and Medicaid funding and managed care to medical liability law and ongoing debates over the beginning of life and end-of-life decisions. Health Care Politics and Policy in America successfully integrates political, ethical, economic, legal, technological, and medical factors in an issue-focused survey of U.S. health care policy. It includes a chronology of health care-policy-related events and legislation from 1798 through 2005, and an appendix comparing medical malpractice tort laws state-by-state.

Introduction to U S Health Policy

Author: Donald A. Barr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402971
Format: PDF, ePub
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The latest edition of this widely adopted text updates the description and discussion of key sectors of America’s health care system in light of the Affordable Care Act.

Pharmacy and the US Health Care System

Author: Michael Ira Smith
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 0857110225
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Pharmacy and the US Health Care System equips pharmacists for independent practice in today's unpredictable health care environment. This fourth edition offers a complete source of current information about the features of the US health care system including the personnel and institutions, as well as concise reports on trends, regulations, policy and finances. Written and edited by a well-respected team of experts, this new edition has been fully revised and updated and now features new chapters including: (i) Patient safety and pharmacovigilance; (ii) Professionalism and ethics. The inclusion of case studies, sample test questions and learning objectives makes this an invaluable tool for students. Whether it is a course offering an introduction to the health care environment, or about managing and finance in the US health care delivery system, this is an essential textbook. It is also a helpful reference for practicing pharmacists and pharmacy organizations and societies.