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.
... Critical Reports on the U.S. Health Care Delivery System, 1927–2006 275 Appendix II Sources of Data 279 Appendix III Glossary of Terms 285 Index 295 Foreword The book that follows is called An Introduction to x Contents.
... called An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System.It now is in its sixth edition. My long-time friend and colleague Dr. Steven Jonas has been the coauthor, then author, of this fine introduction since its third edition. When ...
... called “medical care.” None shone more brightly than Dr. Roemer. As I said in a letter to him after we came to a final agreement on doing the third edition of this book together, I felt like a kid who idolized the superstar baseball ...
... called the health care system of that society. The system is organized around and for the legitimized healers. However, we know that conditions that may be defined as health problems may differ from society to society. In the United ...
... called meridians. When there is a disturbance in the energy flow, the appropriate type of treatment is selected to unblock the flow through the meridians: materia medica (herbology), acupuncture, bodywork (massage and manipulation), or ...
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