Introduction to Health Services

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Stephen Joseph Williams, Paul Roger Torrens
Taylor & Francis US, 2002 - 428 pages
Introduction to Health Services, 6E builds on a well established format written by nationally recognized authors with updated research and statistics. This revision reflects critical updates in health care finance, health care access, managed care, insurance, and home health.

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Contents

Historical Evolution and Overview of Health Services in the United States
2
Overview of the Organization of Health Services in the United States
18
Medicine and Technology
47
Patterns of Illness and Disease and Access to Health Care
61
PART TWO Financing and Structuring Health Care
91
Financing Health Services
92
Restructuring the System
124
Private Health Insurance and Employee Benefits
140
Hospitals and Health Systems
202
The Continuum of LongTerm Care
234
Mental Health Services
280
PART FOUR Nonfinancial Resources for Health Care
309
Pharmaceuticals
310
Health Care Professionals
326
PART FIVE Assessing and Regulating Health Services
351
Health Policy and the Politics of Health Care
352

PART THREE Providers of Health Services
161
A Joint PublicPrivate Responsibility
162
Ambulatory Health Care Services
177
Assessing and Improving Quality of Care
373
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Health Services
392
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Dr. Paul Torrens is Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles

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