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Introduction to US Healthcare System by Dennis D. Pointer

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You can get there Where do you want to go? You might already be working in a health care or business setting. You may be looking to expand your skills. Or, you might be setting out on a new career path. Wherever you want to go, Introduction to U.S. Health Care will help you get there. Easy--to--read, practical, and up--to--date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental concepts of the American health care system; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The booka s brief, modular format and variety of built--in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies. With this book, you will be able to: aeo Understand the role of governing boards and the challenges they face. aeo Compare and contrast the primary--care and specialty--care models. aeo Explore recent health care reforms that affect the primary--care model. aeo Examine how we pay for health care. aeo Learn about the many different roles played by the health care workforce. aeo Discover how medical miracles are financed. aeo Trace the evolution of hospitals throughout the nationa s history and through their current state. aeo Assess the reasons behind the growing reliance on ambulatory care. aeo Understand who needs long--term care, why, and what the choices are. aeo Explore the challenges of providing health services for societya s most vulnerable groups. aeo Identify obstacles in caring for the uninsured. aeo Examine the types of managed care organizations, such as HMOs, PPOs, and POS plans. aeo Explore current and future challenges for the health care industry. aeo Understand the impact of new and emerging laws, regulations, and initiatives. Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals When it comes to learning about health care, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Health Care Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills. The books in this series----Introduction to U.S. Health Care, Health Care Economics, Health Care Management, and Health Care Law and Ethics----offer a coordinated curriculum for learning health care management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471790754
ISBN-10: 0471790753
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 189mm x 23mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Dennis D. Pointer

Essentials of Health Care Organization Finance by Dennis D. Pointer Essentials of Health Care Organization Finance, Hardback (October 2004)

Accounting for $1.4 trillion in expenditures, health care is one of the nation's largest growing industries. This primer on health care organization finance is a nuts and bolts guide to what has become a hospital's most sensitive topic. It helps them acquire the basic financial literacy essential for fulfilling their fiduciary duties.

Health Care Industry by Dennis D. Pointer Health Care Industry, Hardback (November 2003)

Written in a concise and easy to follow format, this book presents a review of the enormous breadth of the health care industry. It is full of reliable descriptions and guidance on the major topics and issues that challenge health care leaders.

Getting to Great by Dennis D. Pointer Getting to Great, Hardback (June 2002)

The responsibility for health care organizations performance rests on the shoulders of one executive and the board to whom he reports. This resource describes the principles health care organization boards can employ to improve their performance and contributions.

High-performance Board by Dennis D. Pointer High-performance Board, Paperback (June 2002)

Boards bear ultimate authority and accountability for their organisations affairs. Yet, the performance and contributions of most boards are far from optimal. This book presents 64 explicit, precise and coherent benchmark principles designed to help boards reach optimal performance and enhance organisational success.

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