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.
... Industrial Health Service Units School Health Clinics Home Care and Hospice Conclusions Government and the Health Care System Introduction Some Historical Background The Constitutional Basis of Government Authority in Health Care The ...
... industrial facilities, power plants, toxic waste sites, or a high volume of traffic presents hazards for many. In the United States, these threats are increasingly known to have a disproportionately heavy impact on low-income and ...
... industries, spend to make sure that the United States does not have a single national structure for paying for, much less operating, its health care system. The United States has had a private fee-for-service system of medical practice ...
... industry (Strongin, 2002). Second are the commercial health insurance companies (see chapter 6), as well as those ... industrial nurse or perhaps only a medicine chest for self-use. Large plants or mines may maintain a staff of ...
... Industrial firms are obligated by law to protect workers from accidents and occupational diseases, although enforcement, carried out by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and in certain states designated ...
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