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.
... professional career as a university professor and director of health policy research centers at the University of Illinois in Urbana–Champaign, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the West Virginia University School of ...
... professional who simply wants a relatively brief overview of the system. Although An Introduction is not a policy book, Dr. Roemer, I, and the Goldsteens have elsewhere published a great deal on policy. Thus, this book has a political ...
... Professional Education of the Physician Panel Health Care Financing Administration Human Immunodeficiency Virus Health Maintenance Organization Health Resources and Services Administration Integrated Delivery System Individual or ...
... professionals and technicians. In health care, how someone carries out a particular set of tasks and the nature of his or her motivation and attitude are sometimes as critical to success as what it is that he or she actually does. “How ...
... professionals is receiving at least a portion of their incomes under a “capitation” payment system (see chapter 6). In the past, U.S. health care facilities for the most part operated either on a global budget or on some form of a cost ...
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