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.
... Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Health and Health Care 2 What Is Health? 2 Determinants of Health 3 Health Care as a ... Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce Overview Physicians Some Historical Background xi xiii xvii 31 31 32 32 Chapter 3 Licensure ...
... Chapter 3 Licensure Physician Supply Private Medical Practice Patterns of Practice Medical Specialization Medical Education Physician Workforce Projections New ... Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Primary and Ambulatory Care Primary Care vi Contents.
... Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Primary and Ambulatory Care Primary Care Introduction Functions Brief Historical Background Primary Care Workforce Primary Care and the Health Care Delivery System Ambulatory Care Definitions Utilization Hospital ...
... Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Local Governments' Role in Health Services Problems in Public Health Conclusions Financing Introduction How Much Is Spent Where the Money Comes From, Within the System Private Health Insurance Out-of-Pocket ...
... Chapter 8 Chapter 9 From Prepaid Group Medical Practice to Managed Care Introduction Group Medical Practice Introduction Prepaid Group Practice Health Maintenance Organizations From PGP to HMO Definitions HMOs, Entering the 1990s and ...
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