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Unraveling U.S. Health Care

A Personal Guide

By Roberta E Winter

Unraveling U.S. Health Care is a guidebook to the health care system that provides a timely and thorough explanation of U.S. health care, written in readable laymen’s terms. Roberta Winter educates and informs general readers about useful information that will empower their health care decision making. She makes sense of important health care issues, which are often filtered with political and financial stakeholder bias, confusing the health care consumer. Useful tips, explanatory charts, and statewide scorecards are included throughout to assist readers in choosing the best care they can receive.

More than ever, patients must act as consumers of health care, balancing informed decisions with available resources. Keeping this in mind, Winter also explores other options available to patients, including seeking health care outside the United States, and provides a roadmap for medical tourists to the U.S. In addition, she includes Medicare enrollment tips, and a summary of the 2010 health care reforms and implementation guidelines. Bringing all this data together, this book will serve as a resource and guide for anyone who seeks to receive better care for both everyday issues and major health concerns alike.

Format: Book
Author: Winter, Roberta E
Title: Unraveling U.S. health care : a personal guide / Roberta E. Winter.
Publisher Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2013.
Subject: Economics, Medical -- United States. Quality of Health Care -- United States. Insurance, Health -- United States. Delivery of Health Care -- United States.
Isbn: 1442222972 9781442222977
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 362.10973 Win
Oclc: 13033290
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Bib Id: 461069

Format: Book
Author: Winter, Roberta E.
Title: Unraveling U.S. health care : a personal guide / Roberta E. Winter.
Publisher, Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2013.
Description: xi, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Economics, Medical -- United States.
Subjects: Quality of Health Care -- United States.
Subjects: Insurance, Health -- United States.
Subjects: Delivery of Health Care -- United States.
Other Title: Unraveling United States health care
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-276) and index.
Contents: The truth about U.S. health care -- Why U.S. health care is so expensive -- Evidence-based planning : what it means and why you should care -- Quality and cost or how the United States compares with other countries -- Quality indicators- best hospitals for patient safety -- Critical care : U.S. hospitals with level I trauma centers -- Patient safety : who reports hospital errors -- Surgical tips : when you have to go under the knife -- How to get medical treatment in the United States without health insurance -- Medical tourism : getting health care outside the United States -- Health care for visitors to the United States -- Naturopathic and alternative health care in America : who regulates it -- Health care reforms : a consumer perspective -- When it's terminal : how to die well -- What you need to know before your medicare election -- Insurance 101 -- Women's health care : the best and the worst in the United States -- Men's health care : the best and the worst in the United States -- Children's health care : the best and worst in the United States -- Strategies for reducing the cost of health care in the United States.
LCCN: 2013013668
ISBN: 1442222972
ISBN: 9781442222977
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 362.10973 Win