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 15: ¡Despierta!: A Physician's Stark Encounter with the Grim Human Toll of a Preventable Public Health Problem

Case 15: ¡Despierta!: A physician's stark encounter with the grim human toll of a preventable public health problem

We had just spent a pleasant morning with our three-year-old daughter watching mule deer feed at the edge of a high mountain meadow near Chama, New Mexico. ...

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