Cutting-edge in focus, this book prepares readers for the rapid and continuing changes in private and public health policy that have changedand continue to changethe work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Written specifically from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health serviceswithout overburdening reader with the minutiae of these complicated programsso they can understand how policies and systems affect their ability to serve patients and how they can be effective advocates during private and public policy change.
Disablement, Policy and Systems. Access to Health Care Services. Economics/ Cost of Health Care. Quality of Health Care. Public policy and Disability. Insurance. Managed Care. Medicare. Medicaid, SCHIP and Military/Veterans Medical Insurance. The Acute Health Care System. The Post-Acute Health Care System. Healthcare Manpower. Mental Health Practice and Public Policy. Public Health. Effecting Policy Change.
Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, other rehabilitation professionals, e.g. Rehab Counselors, Vocational Rehab Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Rehab Nurses.