This book will help your students understand the economics underlying the issues and politics of healthcare. It presents 36 short, topical chapters that focus on the financing and delivery of medical services. The fifth edition includes updated chapters, figures, and tables as well as a new chapter on comparative effectiveness research and a completely revised chapter on the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). A summary of the ACA is included in the appendix.
By reading this book, your students can begin to think critically and clearly about issues involving physicians, nurses, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, competition, the increase of medical expenditures, prescription drugs and the pharmaceutical industry, and more.
About the Author
Paul J. Feldstein, Ph.D., is Professor and Robert Gumbiner Chair in Healthcare Management at the Graduate School of Management, University of California at Irvine. In addition to his university responsibilities, Dr. Feldstein has served both the Office of Management and Budget and the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., as well as the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
This book is a good resource material for health policy management graduate students or for those in the healthcare industry and need guidance on policy issues.
This was a required book for my class but still, it is lightweight, and easy to read. Everything is explained so well. As far as text books go, this one wasn’t bad at all and I looked forward to doing my readings for the class. Weird, huh?
Good book, easy reading, interesting topics. I was able to get through a chapter w/o falling asleep…that’s always a plus
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 561 pages
- Publisher: Health Administration Press; Fifth edition (August 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567934188
- ISBN-13: 978-1567934182
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7 x 10.2 inches