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.
... Table 31). In one way or another, personal health behavior has an impact on the occurrence in any given individual of most of the diseases and conditions on this list. Further, looking at the cause of death in a different way, that is ...
... Table 104). As of 2001, the largest groups were nurses, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and physical therapists (NCHS, 2005, Table 108). The physicians, of whom there were 793,263 active in 2001 (up from 730,000 just 3 years before) ...
... Tables 118, 119). Since the creation in 1965 of the federal Medicare program (see chapter 6), inflation in health care ... Table 128), as the new millennium dawned, the relative rate of health services cost inflation began to grow again ...
... Table 119). Government expenditures are for both services that it operates directly and services patients receive from independent providers. In this case, government is a “third-party payer” (counting the patient as the first party and ...
... Table 109). 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 ...
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