This encyclopaedia titled "Encyclopaedia of Healthcare Management" therefore focuses in detail on tools and techniques of healthcare management. This encyclopaedia advocates, thereby, the viewpoint that the current trends and practices in healthcare management should incorporate public-private partnership. Also, there is a need for new, flexible and multidisciplinary approaches to healthcare management. In this regard, an overview of global healthcare systems, politics & service providers is given. Healthcare is one of today's most dynamic and growing fields, with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. This encyclopaedia will also assist readers in exploring a career in the healthcare management field and provide them with information so that they can make a more informed career decision. Finally, elaborate resource materials, references and annotated bibliography are presented so as to make this encyclopaedia, a complete reference book for its readers.
A multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach has been followed to compile this encyclopaedia giving priority to the interests of its readers and professional users.