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It feels like the authors of this book were paid by the word. Chapters have irrelevant sections and sections have unnecessary details. Some examples:-The section on member services describes a call center, including that call centers typically have cubicles with low walls to foster teamwork, an apparently critical detail for students of the healthcare system.-"24 hours per day, 7 days per week (referred to as 24/7)" for those who've never heard the term "24/7"-A section describing a system that used to be separate but has since been combined, followed by a description of how the two used to work when separate, "for clarity". I don't remember if the book even describes how it works now that it's combined.-List after list that contain failed systems and ideas or outdated terminology. In some cases knowing what hasn't worked is useful, but mostly it's just clutter that detracts from the necessary points.-Lists of "keys" to success that contain more than a dozen items, with questionable stuff such as "compassion"Yes, the book is comprehesive; however, the unnecessary detail clouds key points and bores the reader. This book could easily be chop in half without losing any critical information.
Purchased the Kindle ver for a class and it is an interesting book so far. My only complaint is the copyright problem with a lot of of the tables. While I am not far into the book, one chapter had at least 50% of the tables removed due to copyright issues. This is not very helpful, although does not create the info in the chapter useless. It is simply annoying that the data to which the book refers is absent.
This is generally a very informative and well written book, and I'm glad I bought it.I'm also glad it comes in a kindle ver because it's amazing not to have to lug around the textbook-sized paper seems as though copyright restrictions have presented the publisher from including most of the charts and things, though, and it's beautiful disappointing to repeatedly run into "content removed due to copyright restrictions" instead of the chart or figure the text describes. Furthermore, one might consider following the links below where the figure is to search the original source (usually KFF), but they're not up to date, so you'll just have to use your imagination.
I'm a healthcare administration and management student and this is a really amazing resource even after the class was complete. I have found myself going to this book for references for my other courses. If you wish to have a amazing managed care resource, this is your book. I first rented this book and bought it afterwards because I found it so useful.
When I got my MHA I studied this book. I search it updated with fresh info and resources. A unbelievable reference for individuals in the field.I would definitely recommend it to others interested in learning about Managed Health Care.
Bought this for school. Amazing condition & competitive pricing. With the Amazon Prime student membership it was a amazing deal. A small more expensive than a used book, but I prefer to pay the additional $15 and obtain a new copy. This text is massive reading and the publisher uses thin sheets that bleed ink and tear easily. A used book might not be in amazing condition.
I used this as a nursing student, and the book definitely assumes that you're in law school. Some of the passages drag like nobody's business, but the book has the self-awareness to throw a bunch of interesting case law to hold things new and keep your attention.If you're being needed to buy this book, I think your professor created a beautiful solid choice. (If you are here of your own volition, that's beautiful cool of you! There are probably less expensive options tho)The book I received was in amazing condition and shipped quickly.
I have always ordered my textbooks from Amazon. This time I am very disappointed. The book looks mangled and I felt like it need to be sanitized before touching it as there was something all dried up and crusty on the front of the book. The binding has also come undone which makes it hard to read because half of the textbook is flopping the other way. Will consider just getting from my school next time. They price match anyways.
It was needed reading for my grad course. At first, it was intimidating but as I read on, it wasn't overly complicated. I [email protected]#$%! had more dental examples, as that is my field, but overall it was a amazing method for docs, nurses, admin and other healthcare specialists to learn about their responsibilities and protect them from liability.
I am a college professor, and used this textbook for my undergraduate intro to health care ethics class. I found it excellent for that purpose. The book provides an perfect summary of the major concepts necessary to thinking about ethical problems in health care, and contains case studies in every chapter that illustrate the concepts in that chapter. The writing is clear and simple to understand, and chapters are not overly long or complicated. I own a stack of health care ethics books, and personally search this one to be the most accessible. It's also the most inviting, as the text is spaced out well and each chapter is divided into logical sections and topics.
I had to buy this text book for a class. I don't know if it is just the topic matter or the author but I feel as though it is written for those with more than a primary understanding of healthcare economics. Although the book is well written, it is very difficult to read and stay engaged in what they are trying to teach you.
This book is verbose and has not good sentence construction which makes it a difficult read. Fresh terminology and concepts are listed and never defined. I learned more from searching the Internet. As mentioned in previous reviews, the author is openly for redistribution of wealth and blatantly pro-government. It's needed reading for my class or I'd return it.
While I know textbooks aren't known for being exciting or anything like that, others have certainly hit the tag where this one has failed. The explanations of the matters at hand where confusing and a small contrite as well. I felt there was a lack of objectivity for some of the info which is bizarre it being a text book. Presumably you'll need to buy it anyway, but obtain ready for a bore.
Each chapter consists of a litany of definitions with a few black-and-white graphics added. At first I thought it was a serious book because it includes references. I realized later that the references are almost entirely citations of different dictionaries, including online-only dictionaries that I've never heard of, as well as citations of other textbooks and different non-peer-reviewed editorials in obscure journals. The chapters are very short and cursory. It is beautiful much useless. Even the preface of the book makes clear that it is written for people with no background in science. What the book doesn't mention is that it's written in an incredibly lazy way. By far the worst textbook I've ever read. Do not waste your cash on this piece of garbage.
I bought the kindle ver of this book because the physical ver was either $124 (no method am I paying that) or sold out. I required this for class. Giving only 2 stars because I paid the same price for the kindle ver as I would have for the physical ver but all through the book figures and photos are missing due to "copyright restrictions". I PAID FOR THE RIP I'm going to have to shell out ANOTHER $70 bucks so I can obtain the rest of the information.
So... I purchased this with the expectation that it would be the complete book. Imagine my surprise when several figures were "removed due to copyright restrictions". You CANNOT sell a book as a complete book when parts of it are taken out. Amazon should be ashamed.
I use this as a textbook in nursing leadership courses I teach and love the integration of Caring theory into nursing leadership. This textbooks blends the use of caring science with practical leadership app so required in today's complex healthcare environment. Student feedback confirms nursing practice continues to be grounded in caring practice when using the nursing situation or app of the " Dance of the Caring persons" . resonant with nursing practice. Love this text! Thank youClaudia GrobbelAssociate Professor,Oakland University, School of Nursing
If you wish to bring the compassion and caring back into health care, please read this awesome book on Health Care System Transformation for Nursing and Health Care Leaders: Implementing a Culture of Caring. I have adopted this book for a course in Leadership and Management. The students found it very helpful in thinking differently about leadership. The students’ comments suggested they could use this approach in their practice with the Model of Dance of Caring Persons to drive a valued-based framework in an organization. The nurses appreciated the holistic approach to our complex health care system.
This book should be needed reading for nursing leaders! Nursing as Caring can impact the patient care outcomes, relationships between leaders and others, and support us obtain ready for the health care changes ahead - these are key locations for nursing leaders today. Drs. Boykin, Schoenhofer and Valentine have reminded me why I love nursing leadership, that I can create a difference, and that my role can change an organization through ank nna Linette
This book was excellent. It challenged me to question the hierarchy of the healthcare profession and how it can be very risky to patient health. It was simple to read because it is full of real-life examples that bring to life the issues. When nurses and others are empowered to be bold, speak up and question, the outcomes for patients are invariably better. Further, when healthcare help specialists (such as orderlies, maintenance workers and dietitians) are able to participate in issue solving, they are more likely to "buy in" to the solution and the remedies they identify are more likely to be effective. Collaborative Caring gives the reader much to consider. Best of all, a lot of of the lessons of this book are relevant to other industries.
The stories and reflections in this book are inspiring and informative. A lot of lessons can be be gleaned from them and are very useful to health specialists as well as patients to ensure that both providers and receivers of care are co-responsible for ensuring amazing health.
We had to use this textbook for my biostatistics class, and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I've taken a lot of science/statistics classes in the past, and do understand that a lot of times statistic books can be somewhat difficult to comprehend. However, this is not the case with this book. The book was very well written, and simple to understand as long as you spent sufficient time to study and comprehend the material. Don't be fooled, biostatistics can be a very difficult topic to grasp (I spent HOURS studying), but this book does a very amazing job of explaining it as best as it can. A lot of of the 3- star ratings will be from those who are grading their review of the book based upon the difficulty of the subject, not on the content within the e only chapter that I found to not be very helpful was a later chapter on multiple linear regression analysis. The online material here, helps you to understand much better and fill in the gaps that the physical textbook left out. Being in chapter 8, and having to refer back to the same example back in chapter 3 over and over again, can obtain kind of annoying as well, but aside from these two very minor problems (well, ok, 1 minor issue. I missed 4 questions on my final from the multiple linear regression analysis crahp. That needs to be fixed.) the textbook was very well written, gave clear examples, and was very fair in its review questions at the end of each chapter.
A lot of narrative examples with references to tables or examples several pages earlier create following the formula with the numerical definition difficult. I like the formula summaries and practice questions. I want the author had more clearly identified each calculation within the formula as sometimes it is not clear how the value is attained. The use of a lot of acronymes is also difficult to remember the full term for the fresh student. I learn best by reinforcement and it is time consuming to test to go back several pages to verify and recall what the abbreviation represents. I am using the text for an online only class so this could be a major culprit to difficulties in understanding elements within the book.
Ok so at first I rented this book because I got tired of paying steep prices for textbooks. Then after I used it for my course I went back and bought it brand new! This book is amazing and I cannot express how simple it was to follow and support understand the challenging concept of Biostatistics. That course was allegedly one of the most challenging in my field but this book created it super easy. I even use it to complete later coursework because the text for those courses are so confusing. If you have it hold it, if you need it buy it, if you don't have it you are probably not a scientist:)
This textbook is one of the few math similar books that I actually read through the whole semester and didn't dread the weekly readings. The formulas were explained and built on in ways I felt comfortable with and could follow. I also found the sample issues worked out in the textbook to be understandable in one read through (a phenomenon I don't usually experience with quantitative textbook examples) without having the process explained by someone else first.
I had a very hard time with the majority of this text - which is primarily computations. The chapters are poorly organized and create tracking the process of computations very difficult. Especially if you have small math or stats experience as I do.
This book is god poor when it comes to structure, variety, and explaining in a concise manner. Starting with structure, the book is very table and detail heavy. This makes for a frustrating combination because while info are typically appreciated especially in a statistics book, certain paragraphs will refer to tables that are sometimes a few pages over either because there is so much detail or so a lot of damn tables. This involves flipping back and forth constantly between pages so you can figure out what the author is talking about and that makes studying this material absolutely tedious. As for variety, there is not much of a wide breadth of studies that create the book interesting. It deals with the Framington Heart Study heavily and small else. This may have its advantages insofar as its consistency keeps readers from getting confused but it makes for one of the most monotonous reads I have ever had in a textbook or any book for that matter. Finally, though I previously mentioned that info can be amazing for statistics books there is a point where too much detail can confuse the reader because it gives them too much to hold track of. That is certainly the case here and no extra favors are granted to this by the not good structure either. The only thing that honestly makes this book worth it is the online workbook which gives you a helpful hand in learning functions and statistical analysis in excel. Be warned though, because they place about a year and half limit as to how long you can access the workbook. This also means that if you wish the most useful part of the textbook you beautiful much have to buy a fresh copy out of sheer necessity. If your professor assigns this book, create sure you have lots of time to read it because its trifecta of unnecessary frustrations will take you a while to drudge through. I would recommend supplemental reading as well like that of Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials by Norman and Streiner. They actually manage to add humor to Biostatistics while avoiding the aforementioned problems. Only poor thing is that they don't use excel so you would still have to buy Sullivan's loathsome book.
The first half of the book focuses on the idiosyncratic aspects of the healthcare industry, and the book does a amazing job of clarifying much of the complexity associated with healthcare finance topics. The second half of the book dives into different subjects in finance that are applicable to hospital management -- I recommend a fundamental understanding of finance before diving into these topics.
No fault to the book, information comes and goes but if you are looking for current stats/facts this book really isn't the method to go to obtain any accurate information. the major concepts haven't changed but most of the stats are from 2011 or prior. the times are changing!
Problem sleeping? Wondering what the trends in healthcare marketing were years ago? This book is the solution for you. Assuming you can read more than a couple of paragraphs without losing consciousness, you might learn what was hot in marketing in 2011, or learn about Theranos’ perfect marketing strategies, which DEFINITELY weren’t fraud and lies. Yes indeed, a few pages of this bland, brainless, buzzword-laden tome will sap you of your energy, your souls, and your will to live, leaving you a shuffling, mindless drone, excellent for the globe of healthcare marketing!
Very well written and simple to understand. Anyone who is interested in Health Care Administration, or who is thinking of a career in healthcare on the business side should obtain a copy of this book. It is informative and interesting. Most texts like this are boring and laborious to read at best. This text is refreshingly simple to read. Kudos to Dr. Safian for an perfect text. I highly recommend this book.
The book is still in amazing condition. The only issue was that one of the page have a barcode sticker on it. And i can't even read some words from that page. The only method to read the page was to shine a flashlight on it. It is still a amazing book afterall
The authors obviously have a lot to share with readers. It is more like a report of the healthcare informatics field, with a lot of discussion on the history and evolution of o much is in the book that readers cannot see its main points clearly. You have to dig into the info and search the subject sentence that is hiding in any put of a sts are not used when you expect mmary does not really summarize all key facts and is book is more of a report than a textbook.