Purpose

A significant component of healthcare industry comprises establishments with physicians and other medical staff engaged primarily in providing a range of outpatient medical services to health maintenance organization (HMO) subscribers, with focus on primary health care (NCAIS code 621491 refers to HMO Medical Centers). The healthcare industry also includes insurance, pharmaceuticals, ambulatory services, rehabilitation, and hospitality. This book provides an overview of the industry to nonclinical practitioners to understand selected historical milestones and trends that are significant to healthcare leadership and management.

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