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Health Care Choices for Today's Consumer: Families Foundation USA Guide to Quality and Cost (Robert L. Bernstein) Paperback – July 11, 1997


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  • Series: Robert L. Bernstein
  • Paperback: 457 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; Revised and Expanded ed. edition (July 11, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471170909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471170907
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,477,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a comprehensive guide to the myriad health care choices that face today's families. It informs consumers of their options and helps them get the best, most affordable health care. It addresses the financial, insurance and legal concerns of health care as well as covering consumer rights, alternative health care, mental health, home care, workplace injuries and more. Written in a clear, straightforward style, it is an easy to use family reference that will help readers become active in directing their healthcare. The revised edition updates legal and financial information.

From the Back Cover

""Admirable . . . clearly written, well organized . . . easy and helpful."" --Washington Post

""This is the surefire guide to making critical decisions about your family's health."" --Dr. J. Larry Brown, Professor of Nutrition and Health Policy School of Nutrition, Tufts University

""The array of choices and decisions facing consumers in health care today is incredibly complicated. Families USA has taken on the challenge of making this complex world accessible to the most important person in the process: the consumer. They've succeeded brilliantly!"" --Dick Davidson, President, American Hospital Association.

Now completely revised and expanded, this indispensable reference provides in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of major health care issues to help you make crucial choices for you and your family. Packed with vital facts and figures, illuminating advice, and invaluable tips, Health Care Choices for Today's Consumer includes: New chapters on men's health as well as prescription and over-the-counter drugs The latest on health care finance, managed care, alternative medicine, and wellness programs Updated financial, legal, and insurance information Important details on such topics as consumer rights, primary care, mental health, medications, hospitals, and physicians.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 9, 1998
Format: Paperback
Comprehensive chapters lay out what you need to know about health insurance options, choosing a doctor, hospital stays, long term care, and alternative medicine. When a friend needed information on home health -- fast -- we immediately found the answers here.
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