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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... patient. Health care can be categorized in terms of its relationship to prevention— primary, secondary, and tertiary. Fos and Fine (2000) define these terms as follows: “Primary prevention is concerned with eliminating risk factors for ...
... patients in bed (inpatients), acute care hospitals are the most numerous. In 2003, there were about 5,764 acute care ... patient stay. There are three principal types of ownership: government (federal, state, and local); private, not-for ...
... patients receive from independent providers. In this case, government is a “third-party payer” (counting the patient as the first party and the provider, whether an individual or an institution, as the second). The two major payers in ...
... patient of that physician. The responsible third-party payer, if any, pays a private fee to the provider. The “participation” of the insurance companies in the provision of services is limited to making sure that the payments for care ...
... patient or a third party other than the patient or physician, medical care in the United States has been provided primarily on the basis of a private, direct (usually unwritten) contract between physician and patient. Under managed care ...
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