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9780130283443

Health Services

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130283443

  • ISBN 10:

    0130283444

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists prepares readers for the rapid and continual developments in private and public health policy that have changed - and continue to change - the work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Written from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health services, provides an overview of how policies and systems affect the ability to serve patients, and details ways to be an effective advocate during private and public policy change. Discussions include such issues as access, cost, and quality, as well as regulation basics including public health, licensure, informed consent, and medical liability. FEATURES: Direct applications to physical therapy, occupational therapy and disablement throughout. FREE integrated website - www.prenhall.com/sandstrom - serves readers with updates as well as self-study exercises. Exploration of various settings and professions across the health care continuum with a specific emphasis on public health and mental health. Chapter objectives and overview streamline studies. Chapter summaries and review questions provide convenient review, self-assessment, and critical-thinking aids. Tables and figures illustrate and supplement chapter content.

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