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.
... Functions Brief Historical Background Primary Care Workforce Primary Care and the Health Care Delivery System Ambulatory Care Definitions Utilization Hospital Outpatient Departments Hospital Emergency Services Hospital Ambulatory ...
... functions of the system. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the system. Chapter 2 presents the people who provide the care. Chapters 3 and 4 cover its primary inpatient and outpatient institutional forms. Chapter 5 covers governmental ...
... functions, the private health care sector, non–health care commercial enterprises with health care functions, and voluntary health care agencies. Health Care System Management If institutions, workforce, and financing are to be brought ...
... functions, and it customarily runs the national organization that pays for health care at the personal ... function focus significantly on producing outcomes, such as power and profits for providers and payers, in addition to the ...
... function, and average length of patient stay. There are three principal types of ownership: government (federal, state, and local); private, not-for-profit (also called voluntary); and private, for-profit (also called investor-owned 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