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.
... Contract, or the Personal Health Care System National Health Insurance in the Early 1990s Single-Payer System Clinton Health Plan The Present Situation Looking Ahead “Patient Choice” and the “Free Market” Public Health Concerns The ...
... contract. The reason the word insurance is put in quotation marks above is that the customary use of the term health insurance is not in accord with the usual meaning of the word insurance. Customarily, the term describes an arrangement ...
... contracts. They are primarily concerned with advancing the perceived professional and economic interests of their members, both individual and institutional. They do this through, for example, public education, continuing professional ...
... contract is between the managed care company and the patient (most often through the patient's employer), not between the physician and the patient. The physician also contracts with the company (not the individual patient) to provide ...
... 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, either directly or through their employers, to ...
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