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.
... Disease Control and Prevention Community Health Center Cooperative Health Statistics System Continuing Medical Education Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Combined Provider Organization Department of Health and Human Services ...
... disease, its diagnosis and treatment, and the maintenance of health. The focus of this book is the U.S. health care system, with some comparisons to certain peer industrialized countries including Western European nations, Canada ...
... disease and untimely death. Both definitions exemplify the tendency over the second half of the 20th century to enlarge the definition of health beyond morbidity, mortality, and disability to include sense of well-being, ability to ...
... disease-causing substances, high risk of injury, and other physical risks. For example, the greatest health threats to U.S. farm workers are injuries from farm machinery and falls that result in sprains, strains, fractures, and ...
... disease or condition: diseases of the heart, malignant neoplasms, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries (accidents), diabetes mellitus, influenza and pneumonia, Alzheimer's disease ...
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