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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... Bed Supply Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients Hospital Structure Introduction Hospital Administration Medical Division Other Hospital Health Care Divisions Hospital Governance in the Private Sector Public General Hospitals The ...
... sectors: the principal governmental health authorities, other agencies of government with health care functions, the private health care sector, non–health care commercial enterprises with health care functions, and voluntary health ...
The two major payers in the private insurance sector are Blue Cross/Blue Shield (in most instances to date not-for-profit, although some of them are converting to for-profit status; Stocker, 1997; Thorpe & Knickman, 2002, p.
In the United States, as in most industrialized countries, there are five major types of health services program sectors: the principal governmental health authorities, other agencies of government with health care functions, ...
Fifth is the for-profit managed care sector (the MCOs), which has grown rapidly and is now the dominant nongovernmental actor on the health care system stage. It has developed from three different streams: the proprietary hospital ...
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Chapter 2 Health Care Workforce
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