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Healthcare delivery books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Redefining Health Care, The Healing of America, Medical Geography, Health and Society in 20th Century Britain, Accountable Care Organizations, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System, Ethics of Health Care, many more.
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Health Services Administration Books – Collection – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Free Health Services Administration books, including hospital administration books.Some books: Future Practice Alternatives in Medicine, Telemedicine and the Reinvention of Healthcare, Tomorrow’s Hospital, Health Care Meltdown, The American Health Scandal, Health Care USA, Medical Geography, Guide to Health Care Law, Pharmaceutical Care, Crisis in the Health Care System, Health Care Delivery in the U.S., Health Economics, many more.
Health Care Reform books. Some books: The President’s Health Security Plan, Miracle Cure: how to solve America’s Health care crisis, The Smart Voter’s Guide to Health Care Reform, Handbook for Healthcare Reform, The Truth about Obamacare, Wasting Away: the undermining of Canadian health care, Health Security: the President’s Report to the American People, The Future of Health Care in America, The Politics of Health Care Reform, Society’s Mirror: reflections on health care reform, many more.
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Medical Ethics Books – Collection – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Medical Ethics books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Health Care Ethics Principles & Problems, The American Medical Ethics Revolution, Medical Ethics, Moral Problems in Medicine, Mortal Choices: bioethics in today’s world, Clinical Ethics and Values: issues & insights, Issues in Biomedical Ethics, Case Studies in Medical Ethics, Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine, Causing Death and Saving Lives, many more.
Cost of Medical Care books. Some books: Your Money or Your Life, Managing your Medicare, The Challenge of Rationing Health Care, Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, MedicScams: how to spot and avoid health care scams, frauds, etc., How to Cut Your Medical Bills, Medical Cost Crisis: a solution before it’s too late, Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, many more.
Health Insurance Books – Collection – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Health Insurance books. Some books: Health Insurance Today: a practical approach, Understanding Health Insurance: a guide to professional billing, Medical Insurance made easy, The Health Insurance Fact & Answer Book, Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement, Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies, Principles of Life and Health Insurance, Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, many more.
More than 300 free Medicare books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Medicare Made Easy, Maximize Your Medicare, Medicare for the Clueless, Social Security and Medicare Facts, Medicare Now and in the Future, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare, The Political Life of Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies, Medicare Handbook, Guide to Social Security and Medicare, many more.
Medical Personnel Books – Collection – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Medical Personnel books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Hospital: the hidden lives of a medical center staff, Careers in Health Care, Group Process for the Health Professions, Emergency Services Stress, Hot Health Care Careers, Handbook of Health Care Careers, Public Speaking for Health Professionals, Counseling Skills for Health Professionals, Health Professions and the State in Europe, Human Relations for the Medical Office, many more.
Free Caregivers books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, Caregiving as Your Parents Age, You Want Me to Do What? journaling for caregivers, When the Man You Love is Ill, How to Care for Yourself while You’re Taking Care of Others, Helping the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patient, Caregiving Can Pull You Apart, The AIDS Caregiver’s Handbook, many more.
Infant Care Books – Collection – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Free Infant Care books. Some books: First-Year Baby Care, Baby & Me, The Well Baby Book, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, The Baby Book, Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth, The Preemie Parents’ Companion, Pregnancy to Parenthood, The Parenting Advisor, Raising Baby Right, Consumer Reports Guide to Baby Products, Maternity Sourcebook, many more.
Free Hospitals books at the Internet Archive. Some books: AHA Hospitals Statistics, Addressing Staffing Needs for Patient Care, Hospital Administration Careers, Safety Guide for Health Care Institutions, Career Prep: working in a hospital, Internal Auditing for Hospitals, Essentials of Hospital Finance, The Well-Managed Community Hospital, Hospitals: the planning and design process, Hospitals: what they are and how they work, many more.
Nursing Homes Books – Collection – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Free Nursing Homes books at Archive.org. Some books: Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes: a citizen’s action guide, Inside Guide to America’s Nursing Homes, There’s No Place Like a Nursing Home, Tender Loving Greed: the scandal of the American nursing-home “industry”, Nursing Homes: quality and care issues, How to Choose a Nursing Home, many more.
Mental Health Services Books – Collection – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Free books on mental health services. Titles: Careers in Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health: creating systems of care, Handbook of Community Mental Health, The Administration of Mental Health Services, Community Counseling, Psychiatric Administration, Business Success in Mental Health Practice, many more.
Free Community Mental Health Services books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some Books: Neglected Problems in Community Mental Health, Patterns of Performance in Community Care, Mental Illness and Your Town, Community Support Systems and Mental Health, Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health and Social Policy, Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, Mental Health Problems in Old Age, many more.
Suggested Books on Healthcare Management
Public Health Ethics: Global Cases, Practice, and Context – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Barrett, Drue H., Dawson, Angus, Ortmann, Leonard W.
Broadly speaking, public health ethics helps guide practical decisions affecting population or community health based on scientific evidence and in accordance with accepted values and standards of right and wrong. In these ways, public health ethics builds on its parent disciplines of public health and ethics. For a public health practitioner, knowing how to employ an ethics framework to address a range of ethical challenges in public health—a know-how that depends on practice—is the ultimate take-home message.
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Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying our Health Care System – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Princeton Univ. 2009
Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish? Esteemed medical ethicist Daniel Callahan confronts this dilemma head-on. He argues that we can’t escape it by organizational changes alone. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation of our thinking about health care is needed to achieve lasting and economically sustainable reform.
A volume in the “Opposing Viewpoints” series, with several contributed essays in each chapter representing various points of view.
Covvey, Jordan R., Arya, Vibhuti, Mager, Natalie A. DiPietro
Milne Open Textbooks 2021
This casebook is a collaboration of over 90 individuals with expertise and training in public health pharmacy. A total of 54 chapters are presented, covering a broad array of topics relevant to pharmacy applications of public health. These topics include, but are not limited to, cross-cultural care, health literacy and disparities, infectious disease, health promotion and disease prevention, medication safety, structural racism, advocacy/policy analysis, chronic disease, women’s health, rural health, travel medicine, and more.
Health Security for All – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Johns Hopkins University 2005
Alan Derickson examines the emergence of diverse proposals for all-encompassing health reform since the early twentieth century. This study discovers not only a number of imaginative arguments for extending health services but also an unexpectedly wide array of passionate advocates for universalism. An innovative approach to one of the great unresolved social and political problems of our time, Health Security for All will be of interest to social scientists, health policy scholars, historians, and idealists across the political spectrum.
Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply – Healthcare Management Books PDF
When counterfeit prescription medicine started turning up in the nation’s supply and threatening some of the sickest and weakest patients, Katherine Eban went in search of the story. What she found was an unlikely and irresistible group of heroes – five aging South Florida investigators who dubbed themselves the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and held their meetings at Hooters. Working around the clock on cases no one else wanted to tackle, they followed the trail of stolen and contaminated medicine in a takedown eventually dubbed Operation Stone Cold.
In this meticulously researched book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Laurie Garrett asks: is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely-honed storytelling, Garrett exposes the underbelly of the world’s globalization to find out if it can still be assumed that government can and will protect the people’s health, or if that trust has been irrevocably broken.
Garson, Arthur and Engelhard, Carolyn L.
Rowman & Littlefield 2007
Are you tired of hearing that the American health care ‘system’ is broken? Well, it is. You can’t understand your bill–or pay it; you wait an hour before seeing the doctor for ten minutes; and that was your child who was just laid off, and whose family has no health insurance. Health Care Half-Truths shows the ways in which American health care is tarnished and ways in which it shines, explaining that if we are going to make our health care system work for us we must begin with a common set of information. Arthur Garson identifies twenty myths about the U.S. health care system and uses his extensive knowledge and keen insights to blow them apart.
Kaufman, Sharon R.
In the past thirty years, the advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health, the expectation that a critically ill person need not die, and the conviction that medicine should routinely thwart death have significantly changed where, when, and how Americans die. Anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes — the hospital, where most Americans die today.
Acclaimed pediatrician, journalist, and novelist Perri Klass offers a provocative look at the ups and downs of medical school from those first exams to the day she became a doctor. In a direct, candid style, Klass shares what it is like to be a first-time mother while attending med school; the unique lingo of the med student; how to deal with every bodily fluid imaginable; and the humor and heartbreak of working with patients. With this collection of essays, Klass established herself as a go-to voice for a generation of med students and doctors, with her frank and witty perspective. Klass also brings a proven ability to make the medical world accessible to the lay reader, through her extensive literary and journalistic experience.
Rutgers Univ. 2006
The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured. Why can’t America, with its vast array of resources, sophisticated technologies, superior medical research and educational institutions, and talented health care professionals, produce higher quality care and better outcomes? David Mechanic explains how health care in America has evolved in ways that favor a myriad of economic, professional, and political interests over those of patients. While money has always had a place in medical care, “big money” and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve.
Mechanic’s thoughtful roadmap describes how health plans, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumer groups can work together to improve access, quality, fairness, and health outcomes in America.
The American Way of Death Revisited – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in “the dismal trade.” Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession’s lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations.
Rees, Glynda, Kruger, Rob, Morrison, Janet
Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. Because these case studies were primarily developed for an electronic healthcare system/ they are based predominantly in an acute healthcare setting.
A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Healthcare: A Plan for Universal Coverage Serving Patients Over Profit
Relman, Arnold S.
PublicAffairs 2010 Dewey Dec. 362.1
The U.S. healthcare system is failing. It is run like a business, increasingly focused on generating income for insurers and providers rather than providing care for patients. It is supported by investors and private markets seeking to grow revenue and resist regulation, thus contributing to higher costs and lessened public accountability. This book is a clarion call not just to politicians and patients but to the medical profession to evolve a new structure for healthcare, based on voluntary private contracts between individuals and not-for-profit, multi-specialty groups of physicians.
This reference book explores changes made in the nation’s health system by the private sector, Congress, federal and state courts, and state legislatures. More than three hundred entries explain the history, politics, and terminology of the health care debate. Contents include profiles of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and congressional committees responsible for making health care policy, plus contact information on the most influential groups; definitions of the terms and concepts essential for understanding health policy; history and analysis of important health care policies and policy debates involving programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured; Reports on medical advances, new drugs and technologies, policy debates, and recent trends in health care delivery; appendixes, including a time line and suggested readings.
Morphine, Ice cream, Tears: Tales of a City Hospital – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Sacco, Joseph, M.D.
“Joe Sacco became a doctor because of an earnest desire to help his fellowman. In this moving, terrifying, and often hilarious book he tells how his residency in a city hospital nearly ground his high principles into dust. Bone-weary from endless hours of duty, aghast at the treatment of helpless patients, Dr. Sacco saw his enthusiasm turn to cynicism. He started to write down the pathos and greed, humor and horror that surrounded him.”
New Press 2006
Sonia Shah’s riveting journalistic account shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing new global trend. Drawing on years of original research and reporting in Africa and Asia, Shah examines how the multinational pharmaceutical industry, in its quest to develop lucrative drugs, has begun exporting its clinical research trials to the developing world, where ethical oversight is minimal and desperate patients abound. It tells of an impossible choice being faced by many of the world’s poorest patients—be experimented upon or die for lack of medicine.
Johns Hopkins Univ. 2009
One of America’s leading public health experts finds a host of ills in this country’s health care system:
• The United States spends nearly twice as much on health care as the rest of the developed world, yet has higher infant mortality rates and shorter longevity than most nations.
• We have access to many different drugs that accomplish the same end at varying costs, and nearly all are cheaper abroad.
• Our life span had doubled over the past century before we developed effective drugs to treat most diseases or even considered altering the human genome.
• The benefits of almost all newly developed treatments are marginal, while their costs are high.
In his blunt assessment of the state of public health in America, Alfred Sommer argues that human behavior has a stronger effect on wellness than almost any other factor. Despite exciting advances in genomic research and cutting-edge medicine, Sommer explains, most illness can be avoided or managed with simple, low-tech habits such as proper hand washing, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and not smoking.
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox – Healthcare Administration Books PDF
Smith, Peter G., Morrow, Richard H., Ross, David A.
Oxford University 2015
Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published. As a consequence, those planning such trials have few guidelines available and little access to previously accumulated knowledge. In this book the practical issues of trial design and conduct are discussed fully and in sufficient detail for the text to be used as a “toolbox” by field investigators.
The Social Transformation of American Medicine – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries.
The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers its Citizens
Torrey, E. Fuller
Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the patients that left the hospital. The combined effect was profoundly destructive. Today, among homeless persons, at least one-third are severely mentally ill; among the incarcerated, at least one-tenth. Torrey takes full stock of this phenomenon, exploring the causes and consequences as he weaves together narratives of individual tragedies in three states with sobering national data on our failure to treat the mentally ill.
Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself, and the Consequences for your Health and our Medical Future – Healthcare Management Books PDF
Washington, Harriet A.
Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling the most basic processes of human life, and more are pending. If you undergo surgery in many hospitals you must sign away ownership rights to your excised tissues, even if they turn out to have medical and fiscal value. Life itself is rapidly becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the medical- industrial complex.
Deadly Monopolies is a powerful, disturbing, and deeply researched book that illuminates this “life patent” gold rush and its harmful, and even lethal, consequences for public health. It examines the shaky legal, ethical, and social bases for Big Pharma’s argument that such patents are necessary to protect their investments in new drugs and treatments, arguing that they instead stifle the research, competition, and innovation that can drive down costs and save lives.