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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... companies. (The health care workforce is covered in chapter 2, and managed care in chapter 8.) Health Care Facilities Of the institutions housing and caring for patients in bed (inpatients), acute care hospitals are the most numerous ...
... companies. With the growth of forprofit managed care, the commercial companies are becoming more of a factor in the private insurance sector. The major recipients of funds in 2002 were the hospitals (33%), physicians (23%), the ...
... companies (see chapter 6), as well as those insurance companies providing professional liability (malpractice) coverage. Third are nursing homes for the aged and chronically ill, which have long been predominantly proprietary, with ...
... companies in the provision of services is limited to making sure that the payments for care, in whole or in part, for the individual patient are covered by the company's policy, and that the care given is “appropriate” as a covered item ...
... Companies merge: Families break up. New York Times. Final, Section 4, page 11, column 1. U.S. Census Bureau. (2005). Statistical abstract of the United States: 2006. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Department of Health ...
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