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Health Policymaking in the United States, Fifth Edition [Hardcover]

Beaufort B. Longest , Jr.
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May 15, 2010 1567933548 978-1567933543 Fifth
This new edition further clarifies health policy formulation, implementation, and modification. The policymaking process is brought to life through excerpts from congressional testimony, news stories, executive orders, legislation, and other documents related to real-world policy issues. Students will acquire the background they need to analyze the effects of health policies and influence the policymaking process. The book also provides a framework for understanding the development of today s health reform legislation.

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About the Author

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., PhD, FACHE, is the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy & Management and director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Longest has authored or coauthored ten books and twenty-eight chapters in other books.

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  • Hardcover: 625 pages
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press; Fifth edition (May 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567933548
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567933543
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beaufort B. Longest, the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He is also the founding director of Pitt's Health Policy Institute. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds memberships in the Academy of Management, AcademyHealth, American Public Health Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He has the unusual distinction of having been elected to membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society in Business as well as in the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health. His research on issues of health policy and management has generated substantial grant support and has led to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as ten books, some in multiple editions, and thirty chapters in other books. He has served on corporate and advisory boards and on editorial boards in his discipline. He consults with health care organizations and systems, universities, associations and government agencies on health policy and management issues.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Information, but Dry September 28, 2010
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This was a required textbook for one of my classes. As far as the information in the book is concerned, this book is great. The concepts are presented well and are easy to understand. However, the book is REALLY dry. It actually literally puts me to sleep.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Awful April 28, 2013
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This textbook is insufferable. Dry and ciruitious in delivery, you will be exposed to cool and nifty frameworks and models without actually learning anything substantive. If I didn't have a great instructor who deviated from the text and expanded on the substance, I would have been lost. There is also a glaring typo on page 124.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Health Policy Textbook January 18, 2013
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Purchased as a required text for a Health Policy class.
very dry- but easy to understand-
lots of examples from Pennsylvania since author is from Pittsburgh
lots of up to date information from 2009-2010.... but that is where it stops- so be prepared- some things are out of date already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I found this book to be a good secondary book to Essentials of Public Health and Law, however the reading of this book was tedious in that the chapters were long and the information was dry. This book lacks mental stimulation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ew. August 9, 2013
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Really dry read. Fell asleep almost immediately. There is another book out there that I think is better suited for this type of class.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great information. June 23, 2013
By Carlin
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Great resource and information. A bit dry and difficult to read, but not as bad as listening to the author in person!
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5.0 out of 5 stars history and theory June 19, 2014
By Mr. T
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It's a good read. The authors give great historical context for many our country's major health legislation. This aids the readers understanding of the theoretical practicum discussed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok book for poli sci students not nurses
The book is written more for political science degrees interested in healthcare. It's not meant healthcare students. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook
The first chapter put me to sleep. Once I got to the 2nd chapter, though, I couldn't put the book down. Great explanations of the process of legislation. Read more
Published 15 months ago by NPaimee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good rent!
This book helps me very much in my class. Very useful book for public health students. I recommended this textbook.
Published 16 months ago by Joeidy L. Flores-Rivera
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay
The person I bought it for said it was just fine. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Published 18 months ago by Clinton Nawrocki
5.0 out of 5 stars Required book for MSN students
Required for Health Policy course. Very informative and a concise introduction into how government works and how health policies are formed.
Published 21 months ago by Celia
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
Item took a bit longer to ship than I had anticipated, but I received it as described. Packaging was great and the product was in better condition than described. Thank you!
Published on January 23, 2012 by angbooks88
5.0 out of 5 stars Health Policymaking
I purchased the book for my daughter. She is studyimg at KSU in Kent, Ohio. She needed the book for class and it wasn't offered at the KSU bookstore.
Published on September 28, 2011 by Grace Dickerhoof
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