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.
... Bureau, 2005, Tables 118, 119). 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 ...
... Bureau, 2005, Table 119). Government expenditures are for both services that it operates directly and services patients receive from independent providers. In this case, government is a “third-party payer” (counting the patient as the ...
... Bureau, 2005, Table 118) has been this characteristic of independent physician decision making in resource allocation. With the advent of managed care (see chapter 8), that pattern began to change (Dudley & Luft, 2001; Kassirer, 1995) ...
... Bureau, 2005, Table 2). Many characteristics of the U.S. population differentiate us from other industrialized countries with more homogenous populations, and these characteristics in turn contribute to shaping our health care system ...
... Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration. (2003). Changing demographics and the implications for physicians, nurses, and other health workers. Retrieved December 11, 2006, from: http://bhpr. hrsa.gov ...
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