The most comprehensive and authoritative text on healthcare administration provides faculty, students, and practicing administrators with the most timely and relevant information available on the subject. Both a professional reference and a teaching text, this widely acclaimed resource examines virtually every aspect of health services management.
Trusted for more than 35 years, Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems covers the fundamental frameworks for managing the organization and delivery of health services while emphasizing continuous quality improvement. Explored in this text are the essential knowledge and skills required for success in areas including managerial problem solving, resource allocation and utilization, effective communication, organizational culture, human resources, facilitation of change, and ethical and legal responsibilities. While maintaining the tradition of excellence set forth in previous editions, the sixth edition also keeps pace with the changing healthcare landscape in the United States and the demands placed on its healthcare leaders.
The sixth edition includes
- more than 70 engaging case studies, 30+ new!
- challenging new discussion questions
- added content on important topics from project management to workplace violence
- the latest research and data in the field, reflected in every chapter
- downloadable instructor support materials
Found within these pages are comprehensive explanations of current healthcare services, practices, and financial management. Sections new to this edition also include project management, emergency preparedness, patient and staff safety, infection control, employee stress, hazardous materials, “sharps” injuries, and workplace violence. Other useful features include a glossary of acronyms and a complete index.
Instructive to students preparing for careers in health services management and as a permanent reference and resource for practicing health services executives, Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, Sixth Edition is the most definitive and informative health services management resource available.
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Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems Instructor’s Materials
Instructors will rely on these helpful downloadable materials as an essential tool in the classroom. Thought-provoking analyses of the text’s discussion questions and case studies will spark classroom discussions and increase students’ understanding of complex management issues. Plus, the instructor’s materials include extra cases for additional instruction. These downloadable support materials are available at no charge with adoption of the text and include, for each chapter:
- PowerPoint presentations
- Learning objectives
- Instructor manual
- Figures and tables
- PLUS a PDF of all acronyms used in the text
Have you used a previous edition of Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems?
View a complete crosswalk of changes from the fifth and sixth editions! (Includes text, tables, and figures.)
NEW to the sixth edition:
- Updated content in every chapter
- More than 30 engaging new case studies
- Challenging new discussion questions
- New sections of project management, emergency preparedness, patient and staff safety, infection control, employee stress, hazardous materials, “sharps” injuries, workplace violence, and waste management
- Fully updated glossary of abbreviations
- Downloadable instructor support materials for every chapter!
New to Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems?
Read our handy one-sheet of frequently asked questions about adopting this text.
Q: Is the book’s presentation style consistent with how students would effectively learn?
A: Each chapter begins with an outline highlighting what is included. The effective use of a two-color interior highlights the chapter headings, case studies, and information in most figures. Each chapter ends with Discussion Questions and three or more case studies along with their accompanying discussion questions. More than 40 tables and 75 figures illustrate key concepts and information in each chapter. Includes a list of more than 260 acronyms used in the text (located at front of the book).
Q: Will the problems in each chapter provide good learning experiences for the students?
A: The book includes more than 70 case studies, 30 new to this edition, that cover everything from ethical and legal responsibilities, managerial decision-making, healthcare technology and more—providing a rich and engaging opportunity for students to apply the knowledge from each chapter to a real-life example.
Q: Will the students like the presentation in the textbook (layout, figures, etc.)? Is the book engaging?
A: The introduction of a two-color format highlights each chapter’s main topics and organization, case studies, and discussion questions. The in-depth figures and table provide a framework of key concepts that visually enhance learning.
Q: Does the textbook have a strong history of being a comprehensive and trusted resource?
A: Trusted for more than 35 years as the go-to reference for health administration instructors, Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems has proven to be a valid and reliable source.
Q: Is the cost reasonable?
A: Priced at $164.99 (beginning April 1, 2017), this resource remains priced well under or in line with competitive titles in the field and is available in both print and e-book formats..
Q: Do other professors like the textbook?
A: Visit https://healthpropress.com/longest to read reviews and leave your own review!
Q: Does the publisher use a reasonable time frame between new editions?
A: The previous edition published in 2008 and the life of this new edition will not be less than 10 years, making the book a good investment as a professional resource after school or affording students the best scenario for end-of-semester book buyback. This text is also ideal for graduating health administration students to keep as a reference as they begin their careers.