Overview of the healthcare system

October 2006
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2006, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p36
The article provides an overview of the U.S. Healthcare system with topics including major health insurance plans, health insurance options, and many others. With the advent of managed care, the role of physicians has changed significantly, and more changes are being expected. In addition to caring for hospitalized patients, nurse also work in several areas.


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