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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Secondary prevention activities are intended to identify the existence of disease early so that treatments that might not be as effective when applied later can be of benefit. Tertiary prevention focuses on the optimum treatment of ...
And as Evans and Stoddart (1994) argue, other than for immunization, the major focus of the health care system's primary prevention activities is on the behavioral determinants of health, rather than the physical and social ...
System management includes four major activities: administration, planning, regulation, and evaluation. Each is closely related to the others. It should be noted that these terms are not used consistently in the description and analysis ...
... environmental protection services are often provided by an independent agency, for example, the Environmental Protection Agency at the federal level. (For a closer look at government activities in health care, see chapters 5 and 6.) ...
work-related illnesses, disabilities, or injuries, and may engage in work-site wellness activities (O'Donnell & Harris, 1994). Enterprises in isolated locations, such as rural railroad junctions or lumber mills, ...
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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