552 pages; ISBN# 9781577832454; $485
19th Edition. Expanded to 552 pages and 145 chapters. The handbook presents a comprehensive analysis of the $3.2 trillion U.S. healthcare marketplace with the most recent statistics and data available. This is the #1 best-selling publication of its kind available from any source.
Healthcare business and market data are scattered through a myriad of sources. The value of the handbook is that it compiles top-line data into a single easy-to-use reference, with information sourced from over 70 professional organizations, federal health agencies, top market analysts, and news sources. The handbook includes assessments and discussions on topics such as quality and patient safety, electronic health records, patient satisfaction, health plan ratings, Medicare and Medicaid, prescription drug use, top issues confronting hospitals, and more.
Over 900 website links - directly embedded into the electronic edition - will direct you to additional market research information and other resources.
This handbook is biennial; the next edition will be published in September 2018.