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Unraveling U.S. Health Care
A Personal Guide
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In illuminating detail,Winter offers a consumer guide to health care in the U.S. that includes performance metrics by state, patient safety rankings for hospitals, statewide surveys on patient safety laws, analysis of high quality centers for medical tourism, state licensing requirements for holistic health care, and information on the 2010 health care reforms with 2014 implementation guidelines.


Introduction (Prologue) Part 1 United States Health Care Overview 1.The Truth About U.S. Health Care 2.Why U.S. Health Care is So Expensive 3.Evidence-Based Planning- What It Means and Why You Should Care 4.Quality and Cost or How the United States Compares With Other Countries Part 2 Health Care Quality-Know Where To Go 5.Quality Indicators- Best Hospitals for Patient Safety 6.Critical Care-U.S. Hospitals With Level I Trauma Centers 7.Patient Safety-Who Reports Hospital Errors Part 3 Resourcing Your Health Care 8.Surgical Tips-When You Have to Go Under the Knife 9.How to Get Medical Treatment in the United States Without Health Insurance 10.Medical Tourism-Getting Health Care Outside the United States 11.Health Care for Visitors to the United States 12.Naturopathic and Alternative Health Care in America- Who Regulates It 13.Health Care Reforms-A Consumer Perspective 14.When It's Terminal-How to Die Well 15.What You Need to Know Before Your Medicare Election 16.Insurance 101 Part 4 Health Measures- Regional and State Results 17.Women's Health Care-The Best and the Worst in the United States 18.Men's Health Care-The Best and the Worst in the United States 19.Children's Health Care-The Best and Worst in the United States 20.Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Health Care in the United States Epilogue Appendix for the Informed Health Care Purchaser Acknowledgments Bibliography


ISBN-13: 9781442222984
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication date: July, 2013
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 152.00 x 236.00 x 28.00