Managed Care: A Health Care Perspective Anita W. Finkelman, MSN, RN, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Focusing on the impact of managed care on the health care delivery system and its effect on nursing, this book provides advanced practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of how managed care works. It guides readers through the maze of managed care with solid coverage of a wide variety of topics related to health care organizations, reimbursement, quality care, legal and ethical issues, changes in roles and responsibilities, tools and strategies used to monitor care, and changes in clinical practice. FEATURES FREE Interactive Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/finkelman) includes key terms with definitions, current events, internet exercises, study guide, message board, and faculty resources. Internet Activities offer suggestions for further research on the World Wide Web and contain URLs for activities that correlate to each chapter. Covers topics that expand upon managed care, such as the health care delivery system, legislation, nursing professional practice issues, and case management. Four major themes of the book -- The Health Care Environment: What It Is and How It Is Affected by Managed Care; Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works; Issues Affecting the Results of Managed Care; Managed Care: Implementations for the Nurse -- are divided into separate units to help readers better understand managed care. Questions and Activities for Thought present readers with material that addresses critical issues related to content in each chapter, and encourages them to relate and apply this information to their own communities. Chapter objectives and summaries serve as a valuable guide for establishing and reviewing learning goals.Finkelman, Anita W. is the author of 'Managed Care : A Nursing Perspective' with ISBN 9780805381528 and ISBN 080538152X.