An Introduction to the US Health Care System
Springer Publishing Company, 25/05/2007 - 328 من الصفحات
Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform.
Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.
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Components of the Health Care System Health Care Workforce In 2004, about 13.8 million people worked in the health care system (NCHS, 2005, Table 104). As of 2001, the largest groups were nurses, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, ...
Health Care Financing In 2003, the United States spent over $1.679 trillion on health services, close to 15.3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005, Tables 118, 119). Since the creation in 1965 of the federal ...
(in 2003, over 46% of total expenditures), (2) via “insurance”1 and managed care companies (about 36% of the total), and (3) via direct out-of-pocket payment (about 14% of the total) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005, Table 119).
They house about 12% of the nonfederal, short-term hospital beds in the country (NCHS, 2004, Table 109). Fifth is the for-profit managed care sector (the MCOs), which has grown rapidly and is now the dominant nongovernmental actor on ...
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Chapter 3 Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions
Chapter 4 Primary and Ambulatory Care
Chapter 5 Government and the Health Care System
Chapter 6 Financing
Chapter 7 Health Care System Performance
Chapter 8 From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care
Chapter 9 Health Care Reform
List of Critical Reports on the US Health Care Delivery System 19272006
Sources of Data
Glossary of Terms