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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These effects can be measured by showing that the relative risk of exposure to the environmental factor is significantly greater (or lesser) for the subgroup with the abnormal gene, than the risk in those without.
The boundary becomes blurred between, e.g., heart disease as manifest in symptoms, or in elevated serum cholesterol measurements, or in excessive consumption of fats. All are “diseases” and represent a “need” for health care ...
Primary care includes a range of personal treatment and preventive measures. Common forms of personal preventive measures are the promotion of personal lifestyle/behavior change (e.g., becoming a regular exerciser), immunization, ...
A health care system can be evaluated on the ultimate health outcome measure, that is, the health status of the population it serves. As David Kindig (1997) wrote: Despite the massive resources it consumes, the U.S. health care system ...
To determine rationally the size of the physician manpower pool, some measure of need or demand for services is necessary... but need and demand alone cannot be the base for determining manpower [supply]. Patterns of practice vary...
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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