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Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families.

Health services research is a highly multidisciplinary field, including such areas as health administration, health economics, medical sociology, medicine, , political science, public health, and public policy. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research is the first single reference source to capture the diversity and complexity of the field. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes investigate the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes such as death, disability, disease, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care.

Key Features

  • Examines the growing healthcare crisis facing the United States
  • Encompasses the structure, process, and outcomes of healthcare
  • Aims to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of healthcare by influencing and developing public policies
  • Describes healthcare systems and issues from around the globe

Key Themes

  • Access to Care
  • Accreditation, Associations, Foundations, and Research Organizations
  • Biographies of Current and Past Leaders
  • Cost of Care, Economics, Finance, and Payment Mechanisms
  • Disease, Disability, Health, and Health Behavior
  • Government and International Healthcare Organizations
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Professionals and Healthcare Organizations
  • Health Services Research
  • Laws, Regulations, and Ethics
  • Measurement; Data Sources and Coding; and Research Methods
  • Outcomes of Care
  • Policy Issues, Healthcare Reform, and International Comparisons
  • Public Health
  • Quality and Safety of Care
  • Special and Vulnerable Groups

The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the various topics of health services research for an audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, andgeneral readers seeking non-technical descriptions of the field and its practices. It is also useful for healthcare practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field.

This powerhouse of a reference book provides more than 150,000 properly spelled surgical terms to keep readers up to date with new procedures, new instrumentation, and new materials. Find spellings for operative positions, techniques, procedures, instruments, equipment, materials, incisions, sutures, key surgical phrases, as well as acronyms and abbreviations in this compact text. With over 275 important categories such as anesthetics, positions, sutures, procedures, prostheses, and abraders fully cross-referenced and sublisted, the 3rd edition is not only comprehensive, it's easier to use than ever.

  • Content organized by a by medical transcriptionist recognized as an expert in the field
  • Entries are listed in alphabetical order for quick access and easy use
  • Cross-indexing points to alternative spellings and uses


  • 45,000 new words
  • All material is up-to-date with current surgical practice, including new procedures, new instrumentation, and new materials.

This interactive CD-ROM program presents terminology by medical speciality in modules that include screens on origins, anatomy, word building, context, procedures, technology, health care issues, and more. The CD-ROM provides the users with basic knowledge of medical terminology, categorized by body system, and can be used either with texts or independently. ALSO AVAILABLE -INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-7559-X

Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this guide will help health care professionals in all clinical settings communicate easily with Spanish-speaking patients. It presents Spanish words, phrases, questions, and instructions that cover signs and symptoms, history-taking, assessment of all body systems, mental health, diagnostic tests, disorders, medications, procedures, surgery, nutrition and diet therapy, medical equipment, and alternative and complementary therapies. Features include a picture dictionary, clear body-system illustrations with labels in both languages, rules of Spanish pronunciation and grammar, and indexes in English and Spanish.

A companion Website offers audio files with correct pronunciations for hundreds of medical terms in English and Spanish, downloadable to a computer or MP3 player.

English & Spanish Medical Words & Phrases, Third Edition is a handy, pocket-sized reference book covering important medical terms and phrases, including everyday words, patient-teaching terms and phrases, as well as crucial areas such as discharge teaching and systems assessment terms. It's the perfect resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for Spanish-speaking patients. Anatomical illustrations are included to facilitate communication. Updates for the Third Edition include new chapters on medical equipment and supplies and nutrition and diet therapy, as well as a new appendix containing terms for complementary and alternative therapies.

This pocket-sized guide gives working nurses 3,400 medical terms and abbreviations they need at their fingertips. Features:
Alphabetical listing of all terms for ready reference;
Illustrations of body systems;
Common diseases with signs, symptoms, and treatments;
Diagnostic and surgical procedures;
Up-to-date medical vocabulary;
Side-of-page shading for easy navigation.

Stedman's Medical Eponyms, Second Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the wealth of eponymous terms encountered in medicine. Medical language professionals, medical transcriptionists, and students will find this new edition to be a comprehensive resource, with clear, concise definitions for each term along with accurate spellings. The A-Z section lists names alphabetically, with the related eponymous terms and definitions provided as subentries. New additions users will find in this revised edition include Alder-Reilly anomaly, Lenz-Majewski syndrome, Ramirez EndoForehead™ dissector, and more!

Stedman's Medical Eponyms, Second Edition is also available on CD-ROM. See CD-ROM listing for details.

This indispensable manual is a complete guide to common medical abbreviations and symbols used by physicians. Abbreviations are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference and the text includes abbreviations that are similar but have different meanings. It ensures accurate interpretation of daily medical charts and records that are dictated or written by physicians and includes examples of medical abbreviations commonly used by physicians. Latin root words are italicized whenever appropriate and text covers common medical and Greek symbols used in medicine. (medical terminology, med term, abbreviations, Medical Abbreviations)

Communicate more effectively when you use this pocket reference to medical terms and other useful information! Davi-Ellen Chabner's Medical Language Instant Translator, 4th Edition provides the tools you need to understand medical terminology. You can also access key information on common diagnostic tests and procedures, the top 100 prescription drugs, medical abbreviations, symbols, and acronyms - and much more. Based on Chabner's The Language of Medicine, this practical resource is ideal for any health care environment!



  • Get quick, portable access to key medical terms and other need-to-know information.
  • Decipher complicated medical terms by recognizing and finding the meanings of individual word parts.
  • Distinguish between commonly misunderstood medical terms (e.g., ureter vs. urethra, or para vs. peri).
  • Become familiar with common diagnostic tests and procedures and why they are ordered.
  • Access information on medical abbreviations, symbols, acronyms, and professional designations.
  • Understand the basics of surgical instruments, terminology, and technology.
  • Identify the top 100 prescription drugs and their uses.
  • Quickly access the top 100 diagnoses and associated procedures.
  • Find the definitions of complementary and alternative medicine terms.
  • Recognize specialized terms used in medical records.
  • Review body systems anatomy with full-color illustrations.


  • Adds a new section on eponyms -words based on or derived from a person's name.
  • Adds a new section on Major Diagnostic Categories & Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG).
  • Includes updates corresponding to those in the Language of Medicine, 9th Edition, by Davi-Ellen Chabner.

103 entries to important medical topics. Intended for the general reader, students of history, and students of medicine. Entries are essays that include references and cross references. General index.