The leading reference and text on the increasingly relevant and important topic of caring for underserved patients and those with highly unique health requirements
The timely publication of Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice and Populations, Second Edition is designed to clarify current issues and instruct you in best practices and compliance with legislation, such as the Affordable Care Act, when caring for patients living with chronic diseases in poor and minority populations. How do these laws affect you, your practice, and patient care?
Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients is ideally suited for clinical and educational programs and policy-oriented institutions concerned with addressing health disparities and caring for the underserved and vulnerable patient. Comprehensive in scope and authored by many of the leading names in the field, the book takes complex concepts and issues and helps you understand them, resulting in a “roadmap” to guide real-world applications and compliance with the terms of the law. Each chapter integrates key concepts, core competencies, and common pitfalls and concludes with useful lists of web resources and stimulating discussion questions.
From the reviews of the First Edition:
"This book is an ambitious and important contribution to the care of our most wounded patients. For those of us who regularly care for vulnerable patients, it provides an excellent resource and supportive guide. However, it should also become part of the standard library for all medical students and practicing physicians. All physicians have much to learn from the practical, evidence-based approaches to the societal issues we all face in practice. Ultimately, this is a book that could help all clinicians take better care of all patients, especially those who may need extra help and support as they navigate our complex health care system." -- New England Journal of Medicine
The Second Edition features:
Fully revised to reflect passage and impact of the Affordable Care Act on care of underserved patients
Expanded with major new chapters, from Health Quality to Rural Healthcare, and additional content relevant to nursing
Focused on evidence-based practice with a patient-centered approach
Full color format
Boxed main points and Practical "Pearls,” such as how to write a disability letter
PowerPoint slides and question sets, exercises, and cases to aid instruction