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Author Bodenheimer, Thomas.

Title Understanding health policy : a clinical approach / Thomas S. Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach
Edition Third edition
Published New York ; London : Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill, 2002

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 WATERFT HEALTH  362.10973 Bod/Uhp 2002  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description vii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series A Lange medical book
Lange medical book.
Contents 1. Introduction: the changing U.S. health care system -- 2. Paying for health care -- 3. Access to health care -- 4. Reimbursing health care providers -- 5. Capitation payment in managed care -- 6. How health care is organized I -- 7. How health care is organized II -- 8. Painful versus painless cost control -- 9. Mechanisms for controlling costs -- 10. Long-term care -- 11. The prevention of illness -- 12. The quality of health care -- 13. Medical ethics & the rationing of health care -- 14. Health care in four nations -- 15. National health insurance -- 16. Conflict & change in U.S. health care -- 17. The health care workforce -- 18. Conclusion: tensions & challenges -- 19. Questions & discussion topics
Summary This book covers fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, managed care, and physician and hospital payment. The authors bring to life important policy issues by providing extensive case histories that pinpoint individual encounters within the health care system
Notes Previous ed.: London : Prentice Hall, 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical care -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
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