is the best-written, most informative book available on the subject—and it’s the #1 choice for healthcare students and professionals alike. The authors carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues both interesting and understandable.
Fully updated to reflect current issues in the ever-changing world of healthcare, the newest edition addresses all the topics that affect you most, from the structure and organization of the industry to issues regarding government and private insurance, to access to healthcare.
Everything you need to understand how the healthcare system works- and your role in it:
Clinical vignettes in every chapter illustrate key points
Detailed treatment of both U.S. and international issues
A complete chapter of review questions
NEW Expanded coverage of healthcare workers other than physicians
NEW Closer scrutiny of the pharmaceutical industry
NEW Brand-new chapter on the medical education system