This popular book is written by leading experts in the field and covers all the key aspects of healthcare management. Written with healthcare managers, professionals and students in mind, it provides an accessible and evidence-based guide to healthcare systems, services, organizations and management. Key areas covered include: * Structure and delivery of healthcare services in the international context, including mental health, acute care, primary care, chronic disease and integrated care * Allocating resources for healthcare: setting and managing priorities * Health technologies, research and innovation * Global health policy: governing health systems across borders * Patient and public involvement in healthcare * Healthcare governance and performance This third edition has been significantly rewritten, with 10 new contributors and a new chapter structure designed to better support learning, practical application and further study.
In addition, there is a more international focus and each chapter includes new case studies giving global examples of health systems and services, new and updated learning activities to encourage application to your own organization, and a range of links to useful online resources. Healthcare Management is essential research-based reading for students, teachers and healthcare professionals involved in management, research and health policy making.
Chapter 1: Introduction: The current and future challenges of healthcare management Part 1: Effective healthcare management Chapter 2: Evidence based management: A critical appraisal Part 2: Health systems Chapter 3: The politics of healthcare and the health policy process: Implications for healthcare management Chapter 4: Financing healthcare: Funding systems and healthcare costs Chapter 5: Allocating resources for healthcare: Setting and managing priorities Chapter 6: Research and innovation in healthcare Chapter 7: Global health policy: Governing health systems across borders Chapter 8: Health and well-being: The wider context for healthcare management Part 3: Healthcare services and organisations Chapter 9: Primary care Chapter 10: Chronic Disease and integrated care Chapter 11: Acute care: Elective and emergency, secondary and tertiary Chapter 12: Mental health Chapter 13: Social care Chapter 14: Purchasing healthcare Chapter 15: Capital in the Healthcare System: Buildings, Facilities and Equipment Chapter 16: Informatics for healthcare systems Chapter 17: The Healthcare Workforce Chapter 18: Patient and public involvement in healthcare Chapter 19: Governance and accountability in healthcare Chapter 20: Quality improvement in healthcare Chapter 21: Measuring and managing healthcare performance