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Understanding Health Policy : A Clinical Approach (3 Revised edition)

By: Bodenheimer, Thomas Grumbach, Kevin

0071124705 / 9780071124706
Paperback / softback
Out of print
United States
189 x 234 mm, 500 grams 372 pages, Illustrations
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Already the number one text on health policy and rapidly becoming a classic, "Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 3E" covers such fundamental topics as cost containment, health insurance, managed care, and physician and hospital payment.

Extensive case histories, drawn from the authors' actual practice, bring to life important policy issues by pinpointing individual encounters within the healthcare system.New to this Edition are: more information on 2-tier model of reimbursement; greater emphasis on defined contribution approach to controlling costs; includes comparative information on health care policy in Canada, the UK, and Germany; and, "Questions & Discussion Topics" provided for each chapter to stimulate classroom discussion.

Please consider this important new edition for your course.

Your students will gain an engaging text, that according to a review by the "Journal of Health, Politics, Policy, and Law" of the prior edition, "goes a long way toward helping readers understand how the health care system has worked in the past, how it is changing, and how it might work under different scenarios in the future".


MBN Public health & preventive medicine

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