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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... for teaching the subject to medical students (who usually do not cover it in any depth, if they cover it at all), and for the practicing health professional who simply wants a relatively brief overview of the system.
However, in practice, the more limited view of health usually guides the provision of health services and efforts to improve health status. As Young (1998) writes: “Indeed, the WHO definition is 'honored in repetition, ...
Since the creation in 1965 of the federal Medicare program (see chapter 6), inflation in health care costs has usually outstripped general inflation by a factor of 2 to 3. Although during the 1990s the disparity between the two narrowed ...
Under managed care, either the “insurance” and the care are provided by the same company, or the insurer and provider are very closely connected, usually by contract. The reason the word insurance is put in quotation marks above is that ...
In the United States, in-plant employee health services are generally of circumscribed scope, except in large establishments (more than 500 workers). In smaller factories, they are usually limited to the provision of first aid ...
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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