The topic of health care management has escalated to one of the most widely discussed and debated topics in the health care industry, MBA programs, and in the field of medicine in general. In the 1980s, the industry was relatively stable and the need for combining business acumen with medicine was less than today. However, as we enter the 21st century, the need for applying business and management skills to the health care industry is stronger than ever. This Encyclopedia covers every topic a medical professional, institutional administrator, or MBA student would need to know about the business of health care.

Case 13: Building for the Future of Public Health in Alabama

Case 13: Building for the future of public health in Alabama

The second hand of the official clock in the Alabama House of Representatives swept with an inexorable force. Friends of Alabama's Department of Public Health were fighting desperately to save the bill that would authorize a $45 million bond issue for the building and ...

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