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.
... usually do not cover it in any depth, if they cover it at all), and for the practicing health professional who simply wants a relatively brief overview of the system. Although An Introduction is not a policy book, Dr. Roemer, I, and the ...
... usually guides the provision of health services and efforts to improve health status. As Young (1998) writes: “Indeed, the WHO definition is 'honored in repetition, rarely in application.' Health may become so inclusive that virtually ...
... usually outstripped general inflation by a factor of 2 to 3. Although during the 1990s the disparity between the two narrowed considerably (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005, Table 128), as the new millennium dawned, the relative rate of health ...
... usually by contract. The reason the word insurance is put in quotation marks above is that the customary use of the term health insurance is not in accord with the usual meaning of the word insurance. Customarily, the term describes an ...
... usually limited to the provision of first aid by an industrial nurse or perhaps only a medicine chest for self-use. Large plants or mines may maintain a staff of physicians and nurses who perform preplacement and periodic health ...
Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce
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