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The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Washington University in St Louis
Pages 239
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9780615650937
ISBN-10 0615650937
Dimensions 5.90 by 8.90 by 0.60 in.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The American health care system is vast, complex and confusing. Books about it shouldn't be. The Health Care Handbook is your one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and major issues the system faces today. The Handbook covers:
*Inpatient and outpatient health care and delivery systems
*The different types of health insurance and how they're structured
*Health policy and government health care programs, including the Affordable Care Act
*Concise summaries of 31 different health professions
*Economic concepts and the factors that make health care so expensive
*The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries

Each section introduces the key facts and foundations that make the health care system work in a clear and neutral manner. The book also includes balanced analyses of current challenges and controversies in health care, including medical errors, government regulation, medical malpractice, high drug prices, and much more. Suggested Readings are included at the end of each chapter for readers who wish to learn more about specific topics.

The book is the work of two medical students, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan worked to educate themselves about the American health care system they couldn't find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased - so they decided to write it themselves. It's rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that's a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components.

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