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.
... Basis of Government Authority in Health Care The Health Care Functions of Government The Legislative Branch The Judiciary The Executive Branch Provision of Personal Health Services Provision of Community Health Services Health Services ...
... basis of every health care system is the fund of knowledge about health and disease, as well as the understanding of how to apply that knowledge to prevention and treatment through various interventions. A vast store of knowledge has ...
... basis. Under managed care, an increasing number of the latter group of health care professionals is receiving at least a portion of their incomes under a “capitation” payment system (see chapter 6). In the past, U.S. health care ...
... basis of a private, direct (usually unwritten) contract between physician and patient. Under managed care, a managed care organization (MCO), usually for-profit (Dudley & Luft, 2001; Fubini, 1996; Smits, 2002), contracts with patients ...
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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