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.
... coverage for many; competing goals beyond simply the provision of the best medical care for the nation's people as a whole; and uneven quality. Finally, they challenge the reader to make sense of the facts so generously provided ...
... covered in chapter 9. I am pleased to acknowledge the support of my wife, Mrs. Chezna Newman, for this project. For their assistance in preparation of the manuscript, the Goldsteens thank Judith Greene, MPH; Tad Ruckert, Jamie Romeiser ...
... covered in chapter 2, and managed care in chapter 8.) Health Care Facilities Of the institutions housing and caring for patients in bed (inpatients), acute care hospitals are the most numerous. In 2003, there were about 5,764 acute care ...
... covered in any detail in this book. The Production of Health Care Workforce and Knowledge The scientific basis of every health care system is the fund of knowledge about health and disease, as well as the understanding of how to apply ...
... covered in some detail. 1 The term health insurance is customarily applied to a system under which an insurance company is paid money (a premium) in advance for agreeing to pay for the costs or some proportion of them of a specified list ...
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