The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System (Paperback)
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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, 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 framing questions at the start of each chapter to help spur thought and discussion of the topics
Contains a new section that synthesizes how multiple issues throughout the book come together in the example of hospital readmissions reduction policy
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
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