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Health Care USA

Health Care USA Author Harry A. Sultz
ISBN-10 9780763749743
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 492
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Still Broken

Still Broken Author Stephen Davidson
ISBN-10 0804771340
Release 2010-03-24
Pages 304
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The debate over health care policy in the U. S. did not end when President Obama signed the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, 2010. Since then, half the states have sued and federal judges have issued conflicting rulings about the law's constitutionality. In addition, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal it, and Republicans have pledged to bring it up again during negotiations over the 2012 federal budget. The continuing controversies over PPACA are only one reason that Still Broken: Understanding the U.S. Health Care System is a must-read for engaged citizens, policymakers, students, and scholars alike. The book takes a close look at our problems, proposes solutions to them, and explains how to navigate our political system to effect positive change. It will help readers: * Assess the arguments made by partisans on both sides of the continuing debate. * Understand why President Obama was able to get Congress to pass a comprehensive reform bill even though most of his predecessors tried and failed. * Understand why so many Americans are either confused about its value or actually oppose it. In the book's first part, Stephen M. Davidson paints a lucid picture of the way that the health system works and the forces that produced the monumental problems that we face today. Then, he makes a compelling case for overhauling our system, offering six elements for inclusion in any plan for change. Davidson devotes the last three chapters to a detailed examination of the politics of reform. This assessment will help readers to appreciate both the political achievement represented by passage of the new law and the reasons that opposition to the law remains so widespread, despite all the good it does for the public. Whatever compromises, if any, are accepted by negotiators in the end, the book makes clear why, to fully solve the system's problems, the underlying goal must be to change incentives for all players who participate in the system and, finally, why this goal cannot be achieved by relying solely on market-based solutions. Davidson's captivating and persuasive book demonstrates that only a solution with a large public-sector role can lead us to real reform.



An Introduction to the US Health Care System

An Introduction to the US Health Care System Author Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM
ISBN-10 0826103154
Release 2007-05-25
Pages 328
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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.



Health Care USA

Health Care USA Author Professor Emeritus Social and Preventative Medicine School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo Dean Emeritus School of Public Health and Health Professions State University of New York at Buffal Harry A Sultz
ISBN-10 1284120236
Release 2016-04-21
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Health Care USA, Eighth Edition Includes Navigate Advantage Access, Offers Students Of Health Administration, Public Health, Medicine, And Related Fields A Wide-Ranging Overview Of America’S Health Care System. Combining Historical Perspective With Analysis Of Current Trends, This Expanded Edition Charts The Evolution Of Modern American Health Care, Providing A Complete Examination Of Its Organization And Delivery While Offering Critical Insight Into The Issues That The U.S. Health System Faces Today. From A Physician-Dominated System To One Defined By Managed Care And Increasingly Sophisticated Technology, This Essential Text Explains The Transformation Underway And The Professional, Political, Social, And Economic Forces That Guide It Today And Will In The Future. Balanced In Perspective And Comprehensive In Its Coverage, Health Care USA, Eighth Edition, Provides Students With A Clearly Organized, Straightforward Illustration Of The Complex Structures, Relationships And Processes Of This Rapidly Growing Industry, Including Thoroughly Updated Information Throughout, On The Progress And Impact Of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Eighth Edition Has Been Thoroughly Revised To Reflect Recent Developments In This Dynamic Industry. The Latest Edition Features: •A Comprehensive Overview Of The Complex And Evolving U.S. Health Care System, Plus Revised Data, Material And Analysis Throughout. •Updated Information On The Progress And Impact Of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) •New Information On The Efforts Of Hospitals To Reduce Medical Errors, Such As The Institute For Health Care Improvement’S 100,000 Lives Initiative •Update Department Of Labor Estimates Of Number And Types Of Health Care Personnel. •Provide An Historical Overview Of Medicare And Medicaid Programs: Definitions And History •Explain The Role Of Managed Care As The Primary Mode Of US Health Insurance Coverage •Updated Long Term Care Industry Trends •A Thoroughly Revised Chapter On Mental Health Services Including A New Discussion Of Preventive Behavioral Services, And Recent Developments From The “Freedom Commission On Mental Health”



Essentials of Health Care Finance

Essentials of Health Care Finance Author James O. Cleverley
ISBN-10 9781284094633
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 574
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Financial information and the decision-making process -- Billing and coding for health services -- Financial environment of health care organizations -- Legal and regulatory environment -- Measuring community benefit -- Revenue determination -- Health insurance and managed care -- General principles of accounting -- Financial statements -- Accounting for inflation -- Analyzing financial statements -- Financial analysis of alternative health care firms -- Strategic financial planning -- Cost concepts and decision making -- Product costing -- The management control process -- Cost variance analysis -- Financial mathematics -- Capital project analysis -- Consolidations and mergers -- Capital formation -- Working capital and cash management -- Developing the cash budget



The Effective Health Care Supervisor

The Effective Health Care Supervisor Author Charles R. McConnell
ISBN-10 9781284054552
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 550
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"I have seen numerous texts and this is the best. Students at the grad level and in the field really benefit from it. Thanks for a quality publication."--John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, Health Science, Department, Minnesota State UniversityThe Eighth Edition of this best-selling text continues to offer proven, hands-on, practical applications of both classic and current management principles in the healthcare setting. Packed with strategies, techniques, and tools to build or reinforce your management skills and meet the never-ending challenges that one may face daily as a healthcare supervisor, students and professionals alike will benefit from this classic guidebook that is now more reader-friendly and accessible.Key Features Deals with the fundamentals of management as applied by those who supervise in healthcare organizations. Information reflects the unique character of the health care organization Valuable as a classroom tool and also as working guide, a text students will want to hang on to and refer to laterPedagogy Intro Quote Chapter Objectives "Situation" Dialogues Questions for Review and Discussion "Exercise" Notes



The Cultural Dimension of Global Business

The Cultural Dimension of Global Business Author Gary P. Ferraro
ISBN-10 9781315410999
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 354
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Now in its eighth edition, The Cultural Dimension of Global Business continues to provide an essential foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. The highly experienced authors demonstrate how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business, examining a range of issues that individuals and organizations face as they work globally and across cultures. The cross-cultural scenarios presented in each chapter allow students of business, management, and anthropology alike to explore cultural difference while gaining valuable practice in thinking through a variety of complex and thorny cultural issues. The fully updated eighth edition offers: • an expanded focus on organizational activities, with two new chapters that provide greater insight into organizational culture and change, and customer engagement; • fresh case study material with a range of examples drawn from around the world; • further resources via a companion website, including a fully updated Instructor’s Manual and new interactive quiz questions for students.



Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences Author Linda George
ISBN-10 9780124172852
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 552
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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource—an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences



Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing Author Linda D. Urden
ISBN-10 9780323320856
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 641
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Unit One: FOUNDATIONS IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 1. Caring for the Critically Ill Patient 2. Ethical and Legal Issues 3. Patient and Family Education Unit Two: COMMON PROBLEMS IN CRITICAL CARE 4. Psychosocial Alterations 5. Sleep Alterations 6. Nutritional Alterations 7. Gerontological Alterations 8. Pain and Pain Management 9. Sedation and Delirium Management 10. End-of-Life Care Unit Three: CARDIOVASCULAR ALTERATIONS 11. Cardiovascular Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 12. Cardiovascular Disorders 13. Cardiovascular Therapeutic Management Unit Four: PULMONARY ALTERATIONS 14. Pulmonary Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 15. Pulmonary Disorders 16. Pulmonary Therapeutic Management Unit Five NEUROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS 17. Neurological Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 18. Neurologic Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Six: KIDNEY ALTERATIONS 19. Kidney Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 20. Kidney Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Seven: GASTROINTESTINAL ALTERATIONS 21. Gastrointestinal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 22. Gastrointestinal Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Eight: ENDOCRINE ALTERATIONS 23. Endocrine Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures 24. Endocrine Disorders and Therapeutic Management Unit Nine: MULTISYSTEM ALTERATIONS 25. Trauma 26. Shock, Sepsis, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome 27. Hematological Disorders and Oncological Emergencies Appendix A. Nursing Management Plans of Care Appendix B. Physiologic Formulas for Critical Care.



The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations Author Peter M. Ginter
ISBN-10 9781119349716
Release 2018-01-16
Pages 528
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A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.



The Police Manager

The Police Manager Author Egan K. Green
ISBN-10 9781315472317
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 402
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The Police Manager, 8th Edition, is a major update, with a completely fresh chapter on school resource officers, based on a new case study, and a new chapter on managing high-profile events. Every police agency today faces the possibility of controversy, and the need to train managers to deal appropriately with the media and the public continues to increase. Green, building on the foundation laid by Ronald Lynch in prior editions, gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work. This eighth edition is ideal for police management courses in U.S. undergraduate criminal justice programs, as well as for law enforcement practitioners preparing for promotional examinations. The text is also appropriate for broader criminal justice management courses.



Epidemic of Care

Epidemic of Care Author George C. Halvorson
ISBN-10 0470492627
Release 2009-05-18
Pages 304
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Epidemic of Care has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Epidemic of Care also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Epidemic of Care book for free.



An Introduction to Community Public Health

An Introduction to Community   Public Health Author James F. McKenzie
ISBN-10 9781284139136
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 544
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The Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.



Health Policy Analysis An Interdisciplinary Approach

Health Policy Analysis  An Interdisciplinary Approach Author Curtis P. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9781449666392
Release 2009-10-05
Pages 438
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This innovative book analyzes current U.S. health policy and proposes various alternatives for developing future health policy. Unlike other texts on the subject, it does not attempt to push a single solution set. Rather, it takes the perspectives of a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, management, communications, and public health. The authors also draw on the experiences of health policies in other countries including Canada and Europe. Organized into three sections, Health Policy addresses the context of U.S. health policy, the policy analysis process, and professional response. The first section explores the current issues with the system and its history and then reviews the alternatives for future policy that have strong support. The second section identifies the issues and reviews the political processes that influence planning in various healthcare settings. It presents the accepted methods of economic and financial analysis and addresses the ethical and other value considerations that must enter into the health policy process. The final section deals with the roles, skills, and leadership that health professionals can bring to the policy making process in their local and national communities.



Introduction to Health Care Delivery

Introduction to Health Care Delivery Author Robert L. McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781449647063
Release 2011-06-02
Pages 648
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Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Fifth Edition provides students with a current and comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care delivery system from the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each thoroughly updated chapter of this best-selling text includes real-world case studies, learning objectives, chapter review questions, questions for further discussion, and updated key topics and terms. New and expanded topics include public health, pharmacoepidemiology, cultural competence, and leadership. Patient-Provider dialogues are also included to help students apply key concepts. Instructor Resources include a Transition Guide, PowerPoint Presentations, and an Instructor's Manual. Key Features Case Scenario per Chapter Learning Objectives Chapter Review Questions Doctor/Patient Scripts Questions for Further Discussion References Each new textbook includes an online code to access the Student Resources available on the Companion Website. Online access may also be purchased separately. *Please note: Electronic/eBook formats do not include access to the Companion Website."



Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness Author Rachel E. Spector
ISBN-10 9780134413471
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 432
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Community/Public Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, and CEUs. Promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds The ninth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Wellness examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system, consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH—the balance of the person, both within one’s being—physical, mental, and spiritual—and in the outside world—natural, communal, and metaphysical. (Terms such as HEALTH are written this way to emphasize holistic meaning.) An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today, while introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective.



The Economics of Health and Health Care

The Economics of Health and Health Care Author Sherman Folland
ISBN-10 9781351595216
Release 2017-06-26
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Folland, Goodman, and Stano's bestselling The Economics of Health and Health Care text offers the market-leading overview of all aspects of Health Economics, teaching through core economic themes, rather than concepts unique to the health care economy. The Eighth Edition of this key textbook has been revised and updated throughout, and reflects changes since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to its revised treatment of health insurance, the text also introduces the key literature on social capital as it applies to individual and public health, as well as looking at public health initiatives relating to population health and economic equity, and comparing numerous policies across Western countries, China, and the developing world. It provides up-to-date discussions on current issues, as well as a comprehensive bibliography with over 1,100 references. Extra material and teaching resources are now also available through the brand new companion website, which provides full sets of discussion questions, exercises, presentation slides, and a test bank. This book demonstrates the multiplicity of ways in which economists analyze the health care system, and is suitable for courses in Health Economics, Health Policy/Systems, or Public Health, taken by health services students or practitioners.