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This new edition further clarifies health policy formulation, implementation, and modification. The policymaking process is brought to life through excerpts from congressional testimony, news stories, executive orders, legislation, and other documents related to real-world policy issues.
Students will acquire the background they need to analyze the effects of health policies and influence the policymaking process. The book also provides a framework for understanding the development of today’s health reform legislation.
Thoroughly updated and revised, this edition:
Illustrates key points using contemporary policy issues as examples, including FDA action against the pharmaceutical industry, smoke-free laws, stem cell research, oversight of medical devices, and health insurance
Includes expanded discussion of analyzing the public policy environment and influencing the policymaking process through interest groups
Connects concepts to current events by using examples from the development of health reform policy
Discusses how healthcare leaders can respond to legislation by effectively managing resources and includes insight on managing in public-sector environments
Includes expanded coverage of the determinants of health and their relevance to the policymaking process
Instructor Resources: Chapter outlines, talking points for chapter review questions, PowerPoint slides of the exhibits in the book, and links to websites mentioned in the book. New links to additional readings and an overview of healthcare reform. To see a sample, click the link in the right-hand navigation bar.