An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene  At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw.... [Read More]

  • ASIN: 0143110853
  • ISBN: 0143110853
  • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12th Edition - Highly Acclaimed US Health Care System Textbook for Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Book and Free eBook

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 12th Edition - Highly Acclaimed US Health Care System Textbook for Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Book and Free eBook

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States is a highly acclaimed textbook on health care delivery, and has been fully updated and revised. The 12th edition of this well regarded US health care textbook provides graduate and undergraduate students with a comprehensive survey of health care in the United States with topics ranging from the organization of care, the politics surrounding health care in the United States, to population health and vulnerable populations, health care costs and value, health care financing, and health information technology. Chapters provide thorough coverage of the rapid changes that are reshaping our US healthcare system and the extent of our nation’s achievement of health care value and the Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. With an emphasis on population health and public health, this text includes a timely focus on how social and physical environments influence health outcomes. Prominent scholars, practitioners, and educators within public health, population health management, health policy, healthcare management, medical care, and nursing present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on social and behavioral determinants of health and health equity, immigrant health, health care workforce challenges, preventive medicine, innovative approaches to control healthcare costs, initiatives to achieve high quality and value-based care, and much more. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of healthcare management and administration, nursing, and public health, the text addresses all complex core issues surrounding our US health care system and health policy, such as the challenges to health care delivery, the organization and politics of care, and comparative health systems. Organized in a readable and accessible format, contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related be... [Read More]

  • ASIN: 0826172725
  • ISBN: 0826172725
  • Manufacturer: Springer Publishing Company

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Third Edition provides students with current information on various global health topics. Written by academic authors, scientists and health practitioners, the text prepares students with a basic perspective of health policy issues from various geographical regions, and explains how they are affected by significant world events. The text addresses international health and healthcare at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. New to the Third Edition Updated content reflecting trends and issuesNew content on sex trafficking, social work and social determinants of healthContributed content by national recognized experts

  • ASIN: 1284070662
  • ISBN: 1284070662
  • Manufacturer: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Lutein Eye Vitamins (Non-GMO) Vision Support Supplement for Dry Eyes & Vision Health Care - Bilberry - Proudly Made in The USA - 100% Money Back Guarantee - 60 Capsules

Lutein Eye Vitamins (Non-GMO) Vision Support Supplement for Dry Eyes & Vision Health Care - Bilberry - Proudly Made in The USA - 100% Money Back Guarantee - 60 Capsules

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  • UPC: 642415388641
  • ASIN: B017QORJ0G
  • Brand: Healths Harmony
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Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, 8th Edition

Jonas' Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, 8th Edition

Praise for the Seventh Edition:There are many books on the U.S. healthcare system, but few have the longevity of this one. It is easy to read and straightforward in its approach to difficult subjects such as the rise of the Tea Party and how that movement has impacted healthcare. This update is certainly needed as the landscape has changed dramatically since the previous edition was published.Doody's Medical ReviewsThe eighth edition of this best-selling text, valued for its concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system, is entirely updated to reflect alterations to health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The text describes how our health care system currently functions, the key forces that led to its structure, and the influences likely to shape the industry during the next 5 to 10 years. With an emphasis on policy development, the authors underscore the fluidity of the system and examine the debates and conflicts that have shaped health care changes and influenced American values and belief systems. Other new areas of focus include an assessment of who uses health care and in what way, health care trends, and a forecast for the health care system of the future.The text elucidates the basic building blocks of the health care system, including its components, organization, services, and financing. It describes the ongoing evolution of the system since the passage of the ACA, development of accountable care organizations (ACOs), and uneven acceptance of Medicaid expansion by states. Organized to facilitate understanding of concepts at work, the text provides health care students with a clear road map of the field in which they will practice, so they can position themselves to navigate the upcoming changes.New to the Eighth Edition:Entirely updated to address changes in health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the ACADescribes influences that will shape the industry in years to ... [Read More]

  • ASIN: 0826131743
  • ISBN: 0826131743
  • Manufacturer: Springer Publishing Company

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world--France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond--to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bill, The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world.T. R. Reid's latest book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System, is also available from Penguin Press.

  • ASIN: 0143118218
  • ISBN: 0143118218
  • Brand: Penguin Books
  • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System, 2nd Edition

The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System, 2nd Edition

“An astonishingly clear ‘user’s manual’ that explains our health care system and the policies that will change it.” Pauline Chen, MD - The New York Times The 2nd edition of the best-selling practical, neutral, and readable overview of the US health care system is now available. This updated edition of the Health Care Handbook covers:· New sections on health IT, team-based care and health care quality · A clear summary of health policy and the Affordable Care Act · Inpatient and outpatient health care and delivery systems · Health insurance and the factors that make health care so expensive · Concise summaries of 32 different health professions· Medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and the research world· And much, much moreThe Handbook is the one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and major issues the system faces today. It is rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that’s a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components. Each section of the Handbook includes an introduction to the key facts and foundations that make the health care system work along with balanced analyses of the major challenges and controversies within health care, including medical errors, government regulation, medical malpractice, and much more. Suggested readings are included for readers who wish to learn more about specific topics.The book is the work of two physicians, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan were medical students, they worked to educate themselves about the US health care system but couldn’t find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased – so they decided to write it themselves. The Handbook is now used by hundreds of academic programs and health care companies. "Askin and Moore have partnered to write an extremely easy-to-understand book that explains th... [Read More]

  • ASIN: B00PWQ93M8
  • Manufacturer: Washington University in St. Louis

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition

This fully updated and revised 11th edition of a highly esteemed survey and analysis of health care delivery in the United States keeps pace with the rapid changes that are reshaping our system. Fundamentally, this new edition presents the realities that impact our nation’s achievement of the so-called Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. It addresses challenges and responses to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the implementation of Obamacare, and many new models of care designed to replace outmoded systems. Leading scholars, practitioners, and educators within population health and medical care present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health; nursing workforce challenges; new information technology; preventive medicine; emerging approaches to control health care costs; and much more.Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration and public health, the text addresses all of the complex core issues surrounding our health care system in a strikingly readable and accessible format. Contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. The 11th edition features the writings of such luminaries as Michael K. Gusmanno, Carolyn M. Clancy, Joanne Spetz, Nirav R. Shah, Michael S. Sparer, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include key words, learning objectives and competencies, discussion questions, case studies, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors is an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on the ACA, and a transition guide bridgin... [Read More]

  • ASIN: 0826125271
  • ISBN: 0826125271
  • Manufacturer: Springer Publishing Company

The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of MedicineFor decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. Now Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox: We've left out of our tally the most impactful expenditures countries make to improve the health of their populations—investments in social services. In The American Health Care Paradox, Bradley and Taylor illuminate how narrow definitions of “health care,” archaic divisions in the distribution of health and social services, and our allergy to government programs combine to create needless suffering in individual lives, even as health care spending continues to soar. They show us how and why the US health care “system” developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world. Offering a unique and clarifying perspective on the problems the Affordable Care Act won't solve, this book also points a new way forward.

  • UPC: 884597764190
  • ASIN: 1610395484
  • ISBN: 1610395484
  • Brand: PublicAffairs
  • Manufacturer: PublicAffairs

Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management

Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management

BESTSELLING GUIDE, UPDATED WITH A NEW INFORMATION FOR TODAY'S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations. It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers: Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems. Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system. Changes in payment reform initiatives. New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health. A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.

  • UPC: 001119337186
  • ASIN: 1119337186
  • ISBN: 1119337186
  • Brand: Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Manufacturer: Jossey-Bass