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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... care delivery components (including personnel, institutions, commodities, and research); health economics and financing; management; quality assurance; and the role of government, voluntary agencies, and for-profit enterprises.
... governmental health authorities, other agencies of government with health care functions, the private health care sector, non–health care commercial enterprises with health care functions, and voluntary health care agencies.
In the United States, as in most industrialized countries, there are five major types of health services program sectors: the principal governmental health authorities, other agencies of government with health care functions, ...
Similarly, below the level of state government, there are units of local government—counties, cities, and occasionally special health services districts— that also have major health care agencies. Most of these have a great deal of ...
... law to protect workers from accidents and occupational diseases, although enforcement, carried out by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and in certain states designated state agencies, is often weak.
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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