An Essential Guide to the Processes and Operational Complexities of the U.S. Healthcare System
The U.S. Healthcare Ecosystem serves as an expert navigator through the complicated and often confusing environment where healthcare payers, healthcare providers, and producers of healthcare technologies all interact. This thorough resource provides expert insight and analysis of employer-based health insurance, pharmacy benefits, the major professions, healthcare consolidation, drug discovery and development, biotechnology, and much more. Packed with timely examples and filled with illustrations, The U.S. Healthcare Ecosystem will inspire you to think more critically about the business of healthcare and make informed assessments.
- Includes often neglected topics impacting healthcare delivery such as employer-based health insurance, pharmacy benefits, healthcare consolidation, and biotechnology
- Highly readable and single-authored by a Wharton Professor who has taught health care delivery and management for over 20 years
- Filled to the brim with helpful diagrams, charts and tables – nearly 350 figures complement the text
- Every chapter ends with a helpful Summary and Questions to Ponder
About the Author
L. Robert Burns, PhD, MBA
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, Health Care Management; Professor of Management; Director, Wharton Center for Health Management and Economics; and Co-Director, Roy & Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management.