The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System (Paperback)
Described in the New York Times as “an astonishingly clear ‘user’s manual’ that explains our health care system and the policies that will change it,” The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System, by Drs. Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore, offers a practical, neutral, and readable overview of the U.S. health care system in a compact, convenient format. The fully revised third edition provides concise coverage on health care delivery, insurance and economics, policy, and reform—all critical components of the system in which health care professionals work. Written in a conversational and accessible tone, this popular, highly regarded handbook serves as a “one stop shop” for essential facts, systems, concepts, and analysis of the U.S. health care system, providing the tools you need to confidently evaluate current health care policy and controversies.
Provides essential introductory coverage while also offering depth and focus gained through the authors’ experience over three editions of this best-selling handbook
Features new, realistic narratives throughout that provide a more human focus on the effects of today’s policies and issues
Contains a new chapter that synthesizes multifaceted issues such as breast cancer screening guidelines, readmissions and value, and the rising cost of insulin
Includes more data visualization such as maps and infographics for quick comprehension of complex information
Offers multiple viewpoints and suggested readings so readers can develop their own opinions on key topics
Used as a curricular resource in more than 150 training programs nationwide, including schools of medicine, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, business, sociology, pre-medical, health administration, health law, and health policy; also used for employee training in a variety of organizations within the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care system, health insurance, and health IT fields
Features supplemental digital content for instructors, ideal for classroom use
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