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.
... requiring staff and equipment “that transcend the capabilities of the average community hospital” (Rogatz, 1970, p. 47). Such. 2 A personal health service is one given directly to an individual—for example, treatment for an upper ...
... require major changes in the way hospitals are structured. Those structural changes will in turn require major changes in the way people think and feel. The problem is that, with a few exceptions, hospitals are not used to mounting ...
... requiring surgery, the nonsurgical referring physician will participate in the pre- and postoperative phases of care in the hospital. With the advent of managed care, however, this system may be changing. Managed care emphasizes the use ...
... requires such specialization, at least for a certain proportion of the profession. It is, however, an argument for a more rational approach to the organization of specialists and a significant improvement in the provision of primary ...
... require a national physician supply and distribution policy and a planning program to implement it. Historically, as previously noted, neither has ever existed in the United States, despite the fact that the first national study on the ...
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