SECTION I - FOUNDATIONS OF THE ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 1: Introduction CHAPTER 2: A Guide Through the Wilderness CHAPTER 3: What Is a Healthcare System? CHAPTER 4: Population Health CHAPTER 5: Goals of Healthcare CHAPTER 6: The 800-Pound Gorilla: Rising Healthcare Costs CHAPTER 7: Managing Quality: Another 800-Pound Gorilla?
SECTION II – PROVIDER SECTORS IN THE ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 8: Healthcare Providers CHAPTER 9: The Medical Profession CHAPTER 10: Primary Care: Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists CHAPTER 11: Hospitals CHAPTER 12: Hospital Diversification, Restructuring, and Integration CHAPTER 13: Organized Ambulatory Care CHAPTER 14: Post-Acute Care
SECTION III – PAYER SECTORS IN THE ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 15: Employer-Based Health Insurance CHAPTER 16: Contracting for Prescription Drug Benefits: Role of Employers, Insurers, and Pharmacy Benefit Managers CHAPTER 17: Private Health Insurance and Managed Care Organizations CHAPTER 18: Medicare CHAPTER 19: Medicaid and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
SECTION IV - TECHNOLOGY SECTORS IN THE ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 20: The Healthcare Technology Sectors CHAPTER 21: The Pharmaceutical Sector CHAPTER 22: The Biotechnology Sector CHAPTER 23: The MedTech Sector CHAPTER 24: Healthcare Information Technology
SECTION V – THE PUBLIC SECTOR OF THE ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 25: The Federal Bureaucracy, the US Congress, and Healthcare Policy CHAPTER 26: The Public Health System
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