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.
... hospital discharge data. She has contributed to a number of major community health research projects focusing on underserved populations. She has extensive training and experience in clinical outcomes research, survey research design ...
... Hospital Structure Introduction Hospital Administration Medical Division Other Hospital Health Care Divisions Hospital Governance in the Private Sector Public General Hospitals The Hospital in the Present Era Problems Solutions Long ...
... Hospital Service Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Magnetic Resonance Imaging Monthly Vital Statistics Report National Center for Health Statistics National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey National Health Interview Survey ...
... Hospital Association defines the community hospital as a nonfederal, short-term general or other special hospital. This is the predominant type of hospital in the United States. (The topic of hospitals is covered in detail in chapter 3 ...
... hospital and medical supply manufacturers. These items range from gauze pads, hospital furniture, sterile needles, laboratory chemicals, and anesthetic gases to diagnostic imaging and laboratory equipment, surgical instruments ...
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