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An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System

2.31 of 5 stars 2.31  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal go ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 25th 2007 by Springer Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1998)
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Worse than the worst textbook I was ever forced to read in school. And that's saying a lot.
Reading for work. So far: not very exhilarating.
A readable, but very basic, introduction to the world of US healthcare. Most facts and figures in the book are from 2003/2004, which may seem dated in light of the election and economic downturn of 2008. The book isn't as long as it appears--it's loaded with citations and pages of references after each chapter. Recommended as a good starting place if you know nothing about healthcare in America; if you do understand the fundamentals, however, skip this and just pick up a newspaper for a much mor ...more
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I read this for work. Boring, and hilariously biased against all Republican administrations. I think there is a time and a place to let your political leanings hang out, and writing a textbook shouldn't be one of them.
This book deserves zero stars, but if I gave it zero it would look like I just didn't bother rating it. There's no way I would have read this if someone wasn't paying me (I had to read it for work).
TERRIBLE. Even for a textbook this was a dry read that put me right to sleep.
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