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The U.S. Health System: Origins and Functions

ISBN: 9780766807143 | 0766807142
Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Pub. Date: 6/5/2001

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This review of the U.S. health system offers both an historical and current perspective. Readers will learn about the origins of our health system, the forces that have influenced its change, and how the system has responded to those forces of change to become what it is today. Key topics include costs, financing and access to health care, as well as the various different systems for delivering health care. Reform efforts are discussed and a new chapter covers information technology in health care. Web-based resources are referenced for additional research and information.-- New, revised edition offers timely information and a new chapter on information technology.-- Includes stories of real health care organizations dealing with delivery and financing of health care.-- Book organized into three primary sections on health care system origins, influences and changes.-- Discusses ethical implications of health care delivery.

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