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.
... Present Situation 25 Future Directions 25 Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce Overview Physicians Some Historical Background xi xiii xvii 31 31 32 32 Chapter 3 Licensure Physician Supply Private Medical Practice Patterns of v Contents.
... Physician Assistants Health Care Workforce Outside the Hospital and Physician Office Conclusions Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions Introduction Some Historical Background Primary Data Sources Primary Definitions Some Numbers ...
... Physician Panel Health Care Financing Administration Human Immunodeficiency Virus Health Maintenance Organization ... Physician Assistant (or Associate) Physician–Hospital Organization Public Health Service Point of Service Prepaid Group ...
... physician can stabilize an individual with allergies. Health behaviors, such as smoking or substance abuse, may stymie ... physicians to diagnose and treat health problems effectively (Smedley, Stith, & Nelson, 2003). We recognize that ...
... physicians. Although private medical practice is also common in most of the other industrialized countries, in the United States physician incomes have been significantly higher in relative terms than the incomes of most physicians in ...
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