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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... received the Duncan Clark Award for lifetime achievement granted by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (formerly the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine). He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Medical ...
... receive from independent providers. In this case, government is a “third-party payer” (counting the patient as the ... receiving at least a portion of their incomes under a “capitation” payment system (see chapter 6). In the past, U.S. ...
... receiving the service. A community health service is one provided to a group of people as a group. Each group member may be aware that he or she is receiving the service, for example, public health education on smoking cessation, but ...
... receive service which is adequate either in quantity or quality, and the costs of service are inequably distributed. The result is a tremendous amount of preventable physical pain and mental anguish, needless deaths, economic ...
... received a medical degree. Only a handful had graduated from the ten-year-old Philadelphia Medical College. The remainder, mainly from the middle and southern colonies, attended the European medical schools. Admission requirements ...
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