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.
... treatment of health problems. Therefore, each nation or society defines what constitutes and signifies a health problem. Each has diagnostic and treatment theories, practices, and tools, where treatment can take many forms on a ...
... treatment is selected to unblock the flow through the meridians: materia medica (herbology), acupuncture, bodywork (massage and manipulation), or health-benefiting exercises (exercising the body–mind connection). This is rather ...
... treatments that might not be as effective when applied later can be of benefit. Tertiary prevention focuses on the optimum treatment of clinically apparent, clearly identified disease so as to reduce the incidence of later complications ...
... treatment of conditions that can be cured or limited in their consequences (secondary prevention); and (2) treatment of chronic diseases and other conditions to prevent exacerbation, stabilize conditions, and minimize future ...
... Many kinds of equipment and supplies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease are produced by the hospital and medical supply manufacturers. These 10 An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System Components of the Health Care System.
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