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ISBN-13 9780132105132ISBN-10 0132105136
ISBN-10 0131391569ISBN-13 9780131391567
Author(s): Anne Austin; Victoria Wetle
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 240

For introductory courses in Public Health and US Health System/Health Policy intended for community college students and lower-division four-year students enrolled in allied health programs.

This is the most readable, student-friendly overview of the US healthcare system. Written simply and informally, it focuses on breadth rather than non-essential depth, giving even inexperienced students the knowledge they need to succeed. It addresses these questions: “What is this business called healthcare?” “How do we pay for healthcare?” “Who provides healthcare?” and “Where and how is healthcare provided?” as well as related issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to research and prevention. This edition is fully updated for the latest trends, including the 2010 healthcare reform legislation and the newest available statistics. It also adds new chapters on ethics, as well as extensive new coverage of business careers in healthcare.