1284094103 – McCarthy’s Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists

1284094103 – McCarthy’s Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists by Kimberly S. Plake

1284094103 - McCarthy's Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists
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McCarthy’s Introduction to Health Care Delivery: A Primer for Pharmacists, Sixth Edition provides students with a current and comprehensive overview of the U.S. health care delivery system, including social, organizational, and economic aspects, from the perspective of the pharmacy profession. Each thoroughly updated chapter of this best-selling text includes real-world case studies, learning objectives, chapter review questions, questions for further discussion, and updated key topics and terms.

Updated an Enhanced content relating to:

Expanded section regarding pharmacist roles
Post-graduate education/resources
Affordable Care Act
Medicare and Medicaid
Contrasting views of health policy
Government’s perspective on role of pharmacists (provider status)
Examples of state health insurance programs
Challenges of the VA system
E-commerce, internet pharmacy, and other technologies
Interdisciplinary models of care
Scope of practice and related legislation
Sources of patient information
Health and illness behavior
Culture, health literacy, health behavior change and motivational interviewing
Role of quality improvement in patient safety
Drug safety
Pharmaceutical industry and drug development
Electronic prescribing and electronic health records
Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC)
Pharmacy benefit managers
Basic policy issues affecting health care
Connections between medication use systems and health care delivery models
Demographics, including compression of morbidity
Basic epidemiology, including discussions of incidence, prevalence, risk, etc.
Distribution process, e.g., wholesalers
Counterfeits and efforts to prevent occurrence
Internet pharmacy
DTC advertising
Health care disparities
Examples of pharmacist roles in public health (immunizations, bioterrorism, community health clinics, etc.)
Continuous quality improvement
Measures of quality
Root cause analysis
Technologies to improve safety and efficiencies
Joint Commission
Multihospital systems, horizontal/vertical integration
Ambulatory care data
LTC statistics
New funding for community health centers
New therapies used at home
Economic principles affecting health care
The uninsured
Prescription drug plans
Difference between private pay and Medicaid
Expand discussion on HEDIS
Supply-side and demand-side controls
Consumer-driven healthcare
PBMS, pharmacy reimbursement
Details on formularies
Specialty pharmacies
Cognitive reimbursement and MTM
Transitions of Care
Formulary review for expensive biotech drugs
Health technology assessment
Pharmacoeconomic methods
Quality of life and health outcomes measurement
Health education
Developing countries
Accountable care organizations (ACOS)
Patient-centered medical homes (PCMS)
Consumer driven health care
INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES: Instructor’s Manual, Slides in PowerPoint format, Test Bank

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Category: Health Care Delivery
ISBN: 1284094103
Binding: Paperback
Author: Kimberly S. Plake
Pub Date: 9/2/2016


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