"This book is admirable, clearly written, well organized."-The Washington Post "Crammed with how to information-how to choose the best health plan, how to shop for doctors and hospitals, how to hold down personal costs."-Associated Press Now completely revised and expanded, this all-in-one family reference helps readers make informed, smart choices from the daunting array of health care options. It explores the entire health care spectrum, including health insurance, primary care, consumer rights, mental health, long-term care, home care, hospice and death-with-dignity, and workplace illnesses and injuries. * Features new information on health care finance, insurance, managed care, wellness and alternative health care * Includes new chapters on men's health and on prescription and over-the-counter drugs FAMILIES USA FOUNDATION (Boston, Massachusetts) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that consumers are given a voice in shaping the U. S health care system. It has a membership of 135,000.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: GETTING STARTED. Healthy Living (R. Convissor & A. Chang). Consumer Rights (G. Annas) THE HEART OF THE MATTER. Health Insurance: Managing Managed Care (N. Turnbull). Primary Care (H. Tolpin). Medications (J. Graedon & T. Graedon). FOCUSING ON YOU. Parents as Health Care Consumers (N. Wells). Men as Health Care Consumers (J. Kellogg). Elders as Health Care Consumers (L. Glasse & M. Schechter). THE COMPLETE PACKAGE. Physician Specialists (J. Mendelson). Long Term Care (P. Denker). Caring for Your Teeth (R. Krughoff). Buying Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses (R. Krughoff). Alternative Health Care (N. Carballeira). FOR EVERYONE'S HEALTH. Helping Yourself: A Guide to Self-Help Groups, Going Online, and General Resources for Health Care Consumers (M. Grover). Appendices. Glossary. Index.
FAMILIES USA FOUNDATION (Washington, D.C.) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that consumers are given a voice in shaping the U.S. health care system. It has 135,000 members. MARC S. MILLER, Ph.D., is the Director of Families USA's Health Care Choices project.