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Described in the New York Times as “an astonishingly clear ‘user’s manual’ that explains our health care system and the policies that will change it,” The Health Care Handbook, by Drs. Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore, offers a practical, neutral, and readable overview of the U.S. health care system in a compact, convenient format. The fully revised third edition provides concise coverage on health care delivery, insurance and economics, policy, and reform—all critical components of the system in which health care professionals work. Written in a conversational and accessible tone, this popular, highly regarded handbook serves as a “one stop shop” for essential facts, systems, concepts, and analysis of the U.S. health care system, providing the tools you need to confidently evaluate current health care policy and controversies. 

Provides essential introductory coverage while also offering depth and focus gained through the authors’ experience over three editions of this best-selling handbook 

Features framing questions at the start of each chapter to help spur thought and discussion of the topics 

Contains a new section that synthesizes how multiple issues throughout the book come together in the example of hospital readmissions reduction policy 

Includes more data visualization such as maps and infographics for quick comprehension of complex information 

Offers multiple viewpoints and suggested readings so readers can develop their own opinions on key topics 

Used as a curricular resource in more than 150 training programs nationwide, including schools of medicine, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, business, sociology, pre-medical, health administration, health law, and health policy; also used for employee training in a variety of organizations within the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care system, health insurance, and health IT fields 
 

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From the Publisher

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Flowchart displaying various medical professionsFlowchart displaying various medical professions Why We Wrote This Book, from the authors Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore

We spent our first years of medical school struggling to educate ourselves about health care in the United States, but every source we found was biased, overly academic, or narrowly focused. It was too hard for a beginner to get a clear picture of the system.

So we decided to write the book we wished we’d had: an explanation of the U.S. healthcare system… in one simple, practical, and neutral overview.

The U.S. health care system is vast and complex. Books about it shouldn’t be.

“…an astonishingly clear ‘user’s manual’ that explains our health care system and the policies that will change it.” — The New York Times

Finally, a practical, neutral and readable overview of the U.S. health care system — and in just over 200 pages.

Written by two practicing physicians, the Handbook is essential reading for health care providers, health professions students, and the public alike. The updated 3rd edition of this best-seller includes new sections covering hospital re-admissions, drug pricing, and value-based care.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ LWW; Third edition (February 24, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1975200020
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1975200022
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

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