Understanding Health Policy

Understanding Health Policy Author Thomas Bodenheimer
ISBN-10 9780071815062
Year 2012-10-22
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States." -Annals of Internal Medicine, on the First Edition The #1 text on health policy, this well-known book provides a short introduction to U.S. health care policy by two leading experts who are themselves practicing physicians. The Fourth Edition features the latest information on cost containment, health insurance, managed care, hospital payment, and the new two-tier model of physician reimbursement.

Health Policy

Health Policy Author Demetrius J. Porche
ISBN-10 9780763783136
Year 2011-02-09
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals provides an overview of the policymaking process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy. Unlike other texts, Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals utilizes a condensed format without a large amount of explanatory text. Topics include governmental overviews and roles, policy formulation and analysis, public health, political theory and practice, ethical perspectives, and policy institutes.

Health Care USA

Health Care USA Author Harry A. Sultz
ISBN-10 9780763749743
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 492
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Primer of Biostatistics Seventh Edition

Primer of Biostatistics  Seventh Edition Author Stanton Glantz
ISBN-10 9780071794404
Year 2011-12-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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A concise, engagingly written introduction to understanding statistics as they apply to medicine and the life sciences CD-ROM performs 30 statistical tests Don't be afraid of biostatistics anymore! Primer of Biostatistics,7th Edition demystifies this challenging topic in an interesting and enjoyable manner that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Faster than you thought possible, you'll understand test selection and be able to evaluate biomedical statistics critically, knowledgeably, and confidently. With Primer of Biostatistics, you’ll start with the basics, including analysis of variance and the t test, then advance to multiple comparison testing, contingency tables, regression, and more. Illustrative examples and challenging problems, culled from the recent biomedical literature, highlight the discussions throughout and help to foster a more intuitive approach to biostatistics. The companion CD-ROM contains everything you need to run thirty statistical tests of your own data. Review questions and summaries in each chapter facilitate the learning process and help you gauge your comprehension. By combining whimsical studies of Martians and other planetary residents with actual papers from the biomedical literature, the author makes the subject fun and engaging. Coverage includes: How to summarize data How to test for differences between groups The t test How to analyze rates and proportions What does “not significant” really mean? Confidence intervals How to test for trends Experiments when each subject receives more than one treatment Alternatives to analysis of variance and the t test based on ranks How to analyze survival data

Health Policy

Health Policy Author Carroll L. Estes
ISBN-10 9780763797881
Year 2011-12-01
Pages 821
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling health policy text is updated with a collection of new articles on various health policies. Health Policy provides a basic overview of the health policy and political process as it relates to the health status of the United States, the organization and issues of the healthcare system, and healthcare economics.

The Clash of Generations

The Clash of Generations Author Laurence J. Kotlikoff
ISBN-10 9780262300797
Year 2012-03-23
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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The United States is bankrupt, flat broke. Thanks to accounting that would make Enron blush, America's insolvency goes far beyond what our leaders are disclosing. The United States is a fiscal basket case, in worse shape than the notoriously bailed-out countries of Greece, Ireland, and others. How did this happen? InThe Clash of Generations, experts Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns document our six-decade, off-balance-sheet, unsustainable financing scheme. They explain how we have balanced our longer lives on the backs of our (relatively few) children. At the same time, we've been on a consumption spree, saving and investing less than nothing. And that's not to mention the evisceration of the middle class and a financial system that has proven it can't be trusted. Kotlikoff and Burns outline grassroots strategies for saving ourselves -- and especially our children -- from what could be a truly catastrophic financial collapse. Kotlikoff and Burns sounded the alarm in their widely acclaimedThe Coming Generational Storm, but politicians didn't listen. Now the need for action is even more urgent. It's up to us to demand radical reform of our tax system, our healthcare system, and our Social Security system, and to insist on better paths to investment return than those provided by Wall Street (mis)managers. Kotlikoff and Burns's "Purple Plans" (so called because they will appeal to both Republicans and Democrats) have been endorsed by a who's who of economists and offer a new way forward; and their revolutionary investment strategy for individuals replaces the idea of financial capital with "life decision capital." Of course, we won't be doing all this just for ourselves. We need to fix America's fiscal mess before our kids inherit it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMKw76lBn0k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The Healing of America

The Healing of America Author T. R. Reid
ISBN-10 1101458992
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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.

Radiography PREP Program Review and Examination Preparation Sixth Edition

Radiography PREP  Program Review and Examination Preparation   Sixth Edition Author D. A. Saia
ISBN-10 0071741070
Year 2011-01-28
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Ace the ARRT certification exam with the field’s most trusted review Maximize your study time -- and your grade -- by focusing on the most important and frequently tested topics 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This update is once again a highlight in the review book section for preparing for the registry exam in radiography. Using a compilation of noteworthy sources, the author once again provides students with a complete and valuable guide for registry exam review. This is a must-have book for any future radiographer."--Doody's Review Service The entire radiography curriculum summarized in a concise, readable narrative makes it easy to understand and memorize key concepts 860+ registry-style questions, including a 200-question practice test, prepare you for the exam Answers with detailed explanations and references to major textbooks More than 400 illustrations and clinical images Written by an experienced educator and radiography program director who knows exactly what it takes to pass Essential for certification or recertification An author with 35+ years of teaching experience provides everything you need to excel on the exam coursework Summary boxes provide a convenient overview of must-know information The inside covers feature important formulae, radiation protection facts, conversion factors, body surface landmarks, digital imaging facts, acronyms and abbreviations, radiation quality factors, and minimum filtration requirements Coverage of the latest developments, including digital and electronic imaging A complete 200-question practice exam 440+ chapter-ending questions

Clinical Ethics 8th Edition

Clinical Ethics  8th Edition Author Mark Siegler
ISBN-10 0071845062
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Trust the proven “Four Box” method to formulate ethically appropriate recommendations for patient care Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine. Using the author acclaimed “Four Box Method” and numerous illustrative case examples, this book enables practitioners to gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in ethical cases and demonstrates how to reach resolution to ethical problems. Clinical Ethics goes beyond theory to offer a decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice. Readers will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and help them formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. The case examples have been selected to demonstrate how principles apply to real-world everyday practice. The co-authors, a bioethicist, a physician and a lawyer/ psychoanalyst /philosopher, draw on more than forty years respectively of clinical experience to select exemplary cases of ethical problems and to reflect on how moral principles and concepts can guide clinicians in formulating ethically appropriate recommendations for patient care. A unique chapter organization: Each chapter of the book begins with some general considerations about the topic, and the ethical principle relevant to that topic. The clinical situations that generate ethical problems are then described and illustrated by clinically realistic medical cases. A short distillation of current opinion from the bioethical literature is provided, followed by an analysis of the cases.. The authors conclude with recommendations that the three authors have formulated from their extensive experience as bioethics consultants.

Medical Epidemiology

Medical Epidemiology Author Stephen R. Daniels
ISBN-10 1259251853
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher
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Understand the role of epidemiology in clinical medicine for the best patient outcomes possible For nearly a quarter of a century, Medical Epidemiology has been the go-to text for understanding the principles and concepts of epidemiology and the relationship between population-based science and efficient patient care. It delivers the most current information on patterns of disease occurrence and risk factors - all clearly linked to clinical practice through the use of Health Scenarios in every chapter. This edition of Medical Epidemiology has been completely rewritten to reflect the transformative changes in the manner in which epidemiologic methods are being utilized in today's healthcare as well as the major shifts that have occurred at the policy level. New chapters have been added on many timely topics, including global health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, comparative effectiveness, quality of care, variations in care, and implementation science. Increased information about evaluating, summarizing, and using evidence for improved patient care and outcomes gives this edition an even greater clinical focus.

Basic Clinical Pharmacology

Basic   Clinical Pharmacology Author Bertram Katzung
ISBN-10 9780071543781
Year 2004-01-05
Pages 1088
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The most current, authoritative, and comprehensive pharmacology book for medical, pharmacy, and other health science students. Widely respected for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and organization, this pharmacology course book presents the essential concepts that students need to know about the science of pharmacology and their application. Focuses on the basic principles of each drug group as well as the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects.

Clinician s Thesaurus 7th Edition

Clinician s Thesaurus  7th Edition Author Edward L. Zuckerman
ISBN-10 9781462507245
Year 2012-03-12
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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With over 350,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more--all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition *References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated. *Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors. *Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing. *More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales. See also The Paper Office for the Digital Age, Fifth Edition, by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, which provides the essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs.

Jawetz Melnick Adelbergs Medical Microbiology 27 E

Jawetz Melnick   Adelbergs Medical Microbiology 27 E Author Karen C. Carroll
ISBN-10 0071824987
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Understand the clinically important aspects of microbiology with this full-color review Includes more than 20 case studies The twenty-seventh edition of Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology delivers a concise, up-to-date overview of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Linking fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, this classic text has been updated throughout to reflect the tremendous expansion of medical knowledge afforded by molecular mechanisms, advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, and the discovery of novel pathogens. Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections. Here’s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology is essential for USMLE review: 650+ USMLE-style review questions 300+ informative tables and illustrations 23 case studies to sharpen you differential diagnosis and management skills An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies Full-color images and micrographs Chapter-ending summaries Chapter concept checks Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the discipline.