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.
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Since the creation in 1965 of the federal Medicare program (see chapter 6), inflation in health care costs has usually outstripped general inflation by a factor of 2 to 3. Although during the 1990s the disparity between the two narrowed ...
If the Medicare program adopts this strategy for improving health care outcomes, there will be a ripple effect on all providers, including managed care organizations (Rosenthal, Landon, Normand, Frank, & Epstein, 2006).
Health care expenditures are also expected to increase because of the growing elderly population, putting greater pressures on Medicaid and Medicare to provide services for the increasingly large retired population.
Reports have been issued ever since; changes have been called for, and some have been made—for example, the enactment of the Medicare and Medicaid legislation to insure health care for older Americans and those without means.
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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