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Title An introduction to health policy : a primer for physicians and medical students / Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Gale virtual reference library
Gale virtual reference library.
Contents Understanding the Basics I. The History of Health Care in the United States Pre-1965 / Alexander Ding -- Medicare and Its Evolution to 2011 / Kevin J. Bozic, Benedict U. Nwachukwu. -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program / Vasanth Sathiyakumar., Jordan C. Apfeld., Manish K. Sethi -- Breaking Down Health Care Insurance from HMO to PPO and Beyond / David Polakoff, Audrey Smolkin -- Understanding Quality and Cost from a Health Policy Perspective / Jason D. Keune, Bruce Lee Hall -- Understanding the Basics II. Prevention and US Health Care / Heather A. Smith -- The Rise of Comparative Effectiveness Research / Michael Hochman, Danny McCormick -- Health Information Technology: Clinical and Policy Context / Emily R. Maxson, Sachin H. Jain -- Prescription Drug and Pharmaceutical Policy / Phillip A. Choi, Walid F. Gellad -- Health Disparities / Neil M. Issar, Manish K. Sethi -- The Economics of Health Care / David A. Rosman, Jordan C. Apfeld
Understanding Systems of Health Care. The American Health-Care System: Understanding How the Pieces Come Together / Roshan P. Shah, Samir Mehta -- Alternative Systems of Care and Consumer-Driven Health Care / Daniel Guss -- National Healthcare Systems: A Worldview / Benjamin S. Hooe, ., Perrin T. Considine, Manish K. Sethi -- Reimbursement: Understanding How We Pay for Health Care / Sachin H. Jain, Elaine Besancon -- Understanding the Politics in Health Policy. How Health-Care Policy Is Made in Washington: Understanding the Players and the Game / Eleby R. Washington IV., Ilisa Halpern Paul, Amy L. Walker. -- Government and State Agencies: Who Administrates Healthcare on Federal and State Levels? / Rishin J. Kadakia, Hassan R. Mir -- The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform / Vasanth Sathiyakumar., Jordan C. Apfeld., Cesar S. Molina -- The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What Is It and How Will It Change Health Care? / Richard Latuska, Alexandra Obremskey, Manish K. Sethi
Summary With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy inthe United States and the subsequentchanges that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is the first book of its kind written by physician leaders in health policy across the United States to aiddoctors and students in developing an understanding ofthe key issues that have shaped health policy and the transformative nature of these changes on healthcare delivery in America. The book includes coverage of these topics: · Historical context in which healthcare evolved in the 20th century · Origins of Medicare and Medicaid and the challenges facing these programs · Understanding quality and cost in health policy ·The benefits and challenges of health information technology · The economics of healthcare · Proposed models for payment reform · International systems of care and consumer-driven healthcare · Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 20, 2013)
Subject Medical policy -- United States.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Care Reform.
Health Policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Sethi, Manish K., editor
Frist, William H., editor
LC no. 2013941871
ISBN 9781461477358 (electronic bk.)
1461477352 (electronic bk.)