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ISBN-10 0138139172ISBN-13 9780138139179
ISBN-10 0135146526ISBN-13 9780135146521
Author(s): Robert W. Sandstrom; Helene Lohman; James D. Bramble
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 336

Health Services, 2e has been completely revised and equips occupational and physical therapists with the foundations for understanding the rapidly and continually evolving developments in private and public health policy that shape their professions.  The text explains the principles and major structures of health services, provides an overview of how policies and systems affect the ability to serve patients, and details ways to be an effective advocate during private and public policy change. Readers will explore issues such as access, cost, and quality, as well as regulation basics including public health, licensure, informed consent, and medical liability.