Health and Health Care 2010: The Forecast, The Challenge, 2nd EditionSoftcover: 400 pages
by the Institute of the Future
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Health and Health Care 2010 offers well-researched coverage of health insurance, managed care, health care providers, the health workforce, medical technologies, information technologies, consumerism, public health services, mental health, child health, health of the elderly, chronic care, and health behaviors, and more.
Each of the volume's topics starts with historical background leading into the contemporary setting and is followed with predicted short-term developments and forecasts reaching to the year 2010.
Acknowledging the difficulty of long-term predictions, even by experts, the projections are cast as "stormy," "long and winding," or "sunny."
"This book is nonstop information in an easy-to-read, understandable format." (Journal for Healthcare Quality)
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Institute for the Future, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a not-for-profit research organization with over 30 years of experience in long-term data-based forecasting. IFTF identifies future trends and key discontinuities that will transform the marketplace. Through the exploration of possible futures, we help companies, government agencies, and private foundations make better decisions in today's uncertain.
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