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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... operate the health care system directly, at the least it creates and supervises the structure within which the system functions, and it customarily runs the national organization that pays for health care at the personal, institutional ...
... operated either on a global budget or on some form of a cost-reimbursement basis. Again, under managed care, a growing number of institutions are receiving a “capitated” payment for each person, for which they agree to provide services ...
... operated for profit. Fourth are the for-profit, proprietary, general hospitals, both those that are part of a managed care company and those that are independent. They house about 12% of the nonfederal, short-term hospital beds in the ...
... operate comprehensive medical care programs. Industrial firms are obligated by law to protect workers from accidents and occupational diseases, although enforcement, carried out by the federal Occupational Safety and Health ...
... operated by state governments. However, throughout the country the state hospital systems have shrunk drastically since the mid-1960s in both the number and the size of the hospitals, with little replacement by alternative services such ...
Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce
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