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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... areas of power and control, such as the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, spend to make sure that the United States does not have a single national structure for paying for, much less operating, its health care system. The United ...
... areas could not be met without a steady influx of so-called international medical graduates (both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have attended non-U.S. medical schools) to U.S. residency programs, especially those in hospitals ...
... areas, many of which have an overabundance of physicians; avoiding the high costs of starting a private practice, a particular burden to so many of today's new physicians who start professional life with a large debt accumulated during ...
... areas with a surfeit of hospitals, or rural ones with none within a reasonable distance. Another small percentage belongs to the growing subspecialty of “hospitalist,” physicians who, usually working for the hospital, see only ...
... area of what biomedical science and technology make possible and have to offer. Thus, even within specialties, there is further subspecialization. For example, certain ophthalmic (eye) surgeons “do only retinas,” and certain orthopedic ...
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