From the Back Cover
Key Benefit: This concise well-written book is recognized nationwide as the leading text to understanding how the U.S. health care system works. With the current trend towards managed care, this book provides vital information to health care professionals. Key Topics: Numerous case examples illustrate fundamental topics such as cost containment, health insurance, primary care, and physician and hospital payment. In addition, this book does a superior job linking policy issues to the practice of medicine. The second edition features a brand new chapter on payment in managed care. Market: Physicians (especially primary care physicians), public health professionals, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
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About the Author
Thomas S. Bodenheimer, MD, is Adjunct Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
Kevin Grumbach, MD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.