An Introduction to the US Health Care System, Sixth Edition

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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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Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce
31
Chapter 3 Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions
63
Chapter 4 Primary and Ambulatory Care
83
Chapter 5 Government and the Health Care System
107
Chapter 6 Financing
129
Chapter 7 Health Care System Performance
167
Chapter 8 From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care
205
Chapter 9 Health Care Reform
227
Epilogue
263
List of Critical Reports on the US Health Care Delivery System 19272006
275
Sources of Data
279
Glossary of Terms
285
Index
295
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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS, is Professor of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, at Stony Brook University (NY).

Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH, is professor emeritus of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine, at the Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University, where he was founding director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH, is affiliated research associate professor of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine at the Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University.

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