The Health Care Handbook is a handy resource for anyone interested in understanding the complex health care system in the United States. As the authors state in their introduction, this book is a “survey” of the health care landscape not a “deep dive” into the health care system. This book is easy to read and easy to scan to find just the information you want. The Health Care Handbook is not intended to be read in a linear fashion but rather to be used as a resource for deeper learning about a specific topic.

Divided into 5 chapters, this book covers topics such as health care systems and delivery; the various types of health care providers; insurance and economics of health care; and research, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices—something not often covered by books of this type but of great importance to understanding the...

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