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Author Bodenheimer, Thomas.

Title Understanding health policy : a clinical approach / Thomas Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach
Edition Sixth edition
Published New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.10973 Bod/Uhp 2012  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: the paradox of excess and deprivation -- Paying for health care -- Access to health care -- Reimbursing health care providers -- How health care is organised -- I: primary, secondary, and tertiary care -- How health care is organised -- II: health delivery systems -- Health care workforce and the education of health professionals -- Painful versus painless cost control -- Mechanisms for controlling costs -- Quality of health care -- Prevention of illness -- Long-term care -- Medical ethics and rationing of health care -- Health care in four nations -- Health care reform and national health insurance -- Conflict and change in America's health care system -- Conclusion: tensions and challenges -- Questions and discussion topics
Summary Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system. From the concepts behind policy decisions to concrete examples of how they affect patients and professionals alike. Understanding Health Policy, 6e makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis
Notes "A Lange medical book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health care rationing -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical care, Cost of -- United States.
National health insurance -- United States.
Health Policy.
Health Care Costs.
Health Care Rationing.
National Health Insurance, United States.
United States.
United States.
Author Grumbach, Kevin.
ISBN 0071770526 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780071770521 (paperback: alk. paper)