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Essentials Of The U.S. Health Care System Paperback – March 5, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0763763800 ISBN-10: 0763763802 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 edition (March 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763763802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763763800
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very interesting and informative read.
Jaime
Very insightful and realistic about the current trends in the industry.
DC
This was a good intro to the US 'heath care' system.
S. Berry

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 6, 2006
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Department of Health Policy Management Professor Leiyu Shi and School of Public and Environmental Affairs Associate Professor Douglas Singh present Essentials of the US Health Care System, a concise and accessible introduction to available US health care. Written as a textbook especially for students considering a profession in the field, yet also accessible to lay readers, Essentials of the US Health Care System includes basic information concerning the effects of modern medical technology, the roles of different providers and professionals in US health care, managed care and health networks, long-term care services, and much more. Graphs, charts, and black-and- white photographs round out this excellent primer of basic terms and concepts; each section features a neatly summarized conclusion and a list of references for more information. Also very highly recommended is the author's previous textbook, Delivering Health Care In America: A Systems Approach.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Berry on October 17, 2008
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This was a good intro to the US 'heath care' system. It's written for the general public, so reading was easy. This book seemed a little biased, but made some great points especially when highlighting the flaws in the US health care system.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Love Freesia on January 7, 2010
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This is a great book and also includes a student companion, which is like a workbook or note taker. The student companion has helped me to understand the chapters.
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While the book is enlightening, (it is a required text for Health Care Organization for the program I am in) I find it blatantly biased. In the very first chapter it is evident that the authors prefer a single payer system, and mention the Canadian, British, and German systems, and prefer the Canadian system. As we have progressed through the book, the bias toward a single payer system has been reenforced. We have too many specialists, not enough generalists, etc. All that is true, but the solutions they are offering will not work to the satisfaction of the American public, if looking at the Canadian system is any indication. The waits there for basic care, dentistry, etc., are long. Overall, I think the book has many valid points about our system of health care. Just be aware of the authors bias as you read the book.
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I got this used for my intro to U.S. Healthcare class.
I like that it is a smaller book (lots of pages but easier to carry around than a giant fullsized textbook).
It appears to cover a very broad range of topics.
If you read the whole book it is probably helpful to know about everything that is in it.
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By donna on June 13, 2013
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Needed this book for a class and it was interesting to learn facts about the health care system. The book is not something I would read for leisure but it is cool to gain knowledge about the system. Most people don't know the history of it.
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By DC on January 7, 2014
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I think that this book provides a snap shot of the history of the way the U.S healthcare system was and what it aspires to be. Very insightful and realistic about the current trends in the industry.
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By Zachariah T. Croll on January 20, 2013
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I needed this book for a class and it arrived promptly and in great shape. I purchased it new and thus expected high quality, but it's always a relief when it gets here in time!
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