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Slee's Health Care Terms, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Debora A. Slee, JD
Vergil N. Slee, MD
H. Joachim Schmidt, JD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763746155
  • ISBN-10:0763746150
  • Paperback    596 pages      © 2008
Price: $109.95 US List
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Since 1986, Slee’s Health Care Terms has served as a guide to nonmedical terminology essential to understanding the U.S. healthcare industry. Now with over 8,000 non-medical words, phrases, and acronyms related to the healthcare industry, Slee's Health Care Terms is the leading healthcare dictionary available today. This multidisciplinary healthcare lexicon covers the broad range of topics that turn up in every public policy or hospital board discussion. It covers finance and reimbursement, managed care, government regulation, legal issues, and more.

Slee’s tells you not only what a term means, but also why you need to know it in today's healthcare environment. It is an essential reference for all students, practitioners, and professionals involved in the healthcare industry.

“… one of the most complete glossaries of healthcare terms produced. Every medical library must have one! It should be put in the pocket of every healthcare trustee or board member, every healthcare management student and probably every medical student on the first day in a meeting or class.”

— Doody's Review Service (Doody's Rating: 4 Stars)





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Terms A-Z                              

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Debora A. Slee, JD

Debora A. Slee, JD, is an attorney, writer, and teacher with experience in healthcare law, quality management, and information systems. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is contributing author to The Law of Hospital and Health Care Administration, Second Edition, by Arthur F. Southwick.

Vergil N. Slee, MD

Vergil N. Slee, MD, MPH, is Chairman of the Board of the Health Commons Institute and Emeritus Fellow of Estes Park Institute (EPI). He pioneered the Professional Activity Study (PAS) and founded the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities (CPHA). Dr. Slee was president of the Council on Clinical Classifications, which, with the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, created the Clinical Modification of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9-CM). He served for over twenty-five years as a member of the faculty of EPI. Dr. Slee is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Public Health Association, and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 1998, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill established the Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professorship in Healthcare Quality Management in the School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Administration.

H. Joachim Schmidt, JD

H. Joachim ("HJ") Schmidt, JD, is an attorney-turned-computer jockey. He has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law. He has been involved in numerous information management projects, including those concerning health maintenance organizations, air quality, traffic safety, performance management, and healthcare claims processing.

  • "The fourth edition of Slee's Health Care Terms is an outstanding reference. It provides thousands of clean and crisp definitions, each carefully constructed to get right to the point. Health care has become too complex to live without this book on your office shelf."            

    — Kevin B. (Kip) Piper, MA, CHE

  • "We have given a copy of Slee's Health Care Terms to each member of our Board of Trustees, key physicians, and managers."

    —Robert Bednarek, Hospital President/CEO

  • "This is an excellent book for those with responsibilities in health care consulting, counseling, and administration ..."             

    — American Journal of Health Promotion

  • "All appointees to health-related executive boards, foundations and committees should receive a copy of Health Care Terms. The authors ... must have heard the voices of those crying out in the wilderness-maze of technical and scientific terms that proliferate at exponential speed in this era. The Slees' book is a treasury of definitions ... destined to be a medical classic in the genre of Taber's Medical Dictionary and The Merck Manual."       

    —Journal of the Florida Medical Association

  • "It is a "must" for board members ..."        

    —The Minnesota Hospital Trustee

  • "Don't feel shy about being a top healthcare executive and not being able to understand all of the latest industry jargon. There appear to be several thousand hospital administrators, trustees and physicians who don't know it all, based on the number of copies of the dictionary Health Care Reform Terms rolling off the presses."       
    —Modern Healthcare

  • " of the most complete glossaries of healthcare terms produced. Every medical library must have one! It should be put in the pocket of every healthcare trustee or board member, every healthcare management student and probably every medical student on the first day in a meeting or class."

    —Doody's Review Service


Bundle: Slee's Health Care Term's 5/e with Sultz's Health Care USA 6/e

Bundle ISBN: 9780763758585

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