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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.
Table of Contents
Overview of the Health Services System
Understanding Health Systems! The Organization of Health Care in the United States
Technology in the U.S. Health Care System
Population and Disease Patterns and Trends
Financing and Structuring Health Care
Financing Health Systems
Private Health Insurance and Managed Care
Providers of Health Services
Public Healths Joint Public-Private Responsibility in an Era of New Threats
Ambulatory Health Care Services and Organizations
Hospitals and Health Systems
The Continuum of Long-Term Care
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
Nonfinancial Resources for Health Care
The Pharmaceutical Industry
Health Care Professionals
Assessing and Regulating Health Services
Understanding Health Policy
The Quality of Health Care
Ethical Issues In Public Health and Health Services
The Future of Health Services
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