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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... Primary Data Sources Primary Definitions Some Numbers Overall Teaching Hospitals Distribution and Relative Bed Supply Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients Hospital Structure Introduction Hospital Administration Medical Division ...
... Primary and Ambulatory Care Primary Care Introduction Functions Brief Historical Background Primary Care Workforce Primary Care and the Health Care Delivery System Ambulatory Care Definitions Utilization Hospital Outpatient Departments ...
... primary social value is that the principal purpose of the U.S. health care delivery system, taking precedence over any other purpose, should be to meet and serve the health care needs of the American people. If other purposes, such as ...
... primary means of dealing with the problems of health and disease, there are also certain similarities in the basic structures and organization used to deliver health care. The United States and its peer nations have similar economies ...
... primary, secondary, and tertiary. Fos and Fine (2000) define these terms as follows: “Primary prevention is concerned with eliminating risk factors for a disease. Secondary prevention focuses on early detection and treatment of disease ...
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