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.
... outcomes research and health services research. She has extensive experience in survey research design and analysis as well as the analysis of large administrative databases such as Medicaid claims data and hospital discharge data. She ...
... Outcomes Clinical Outcomes Clinical Effectiveness Patient Safety A Health Care Quality Improvement Example: Nosocomial Infections Organizations With Major Influence on Health Care Quality Equity of Health Care Equity and the Quality of ...
... and authority of healers may differ. The organization of the system and the expected outcomes may differ among countries and among cultures. Let us consider, as an example, traditional Chinese Medicine (Liu, 1 Chapter 1 Introduction.
... outcomes. These differences make the U.S. health care system unique, even among its peer nations. HEALTH. AND. HEALTH. CARE. What Is Health? The most famous and influential definition of health is the one developed by the World Health ...
... outcomes than do whites. The preventable and treatable conditions for which disparities have been shown include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, and HIV/AIDS (Department of Health and Human Services, 1998). Although ...
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