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.
... increasing rate through evidence-based medical research. The primary function of the biomedical research and medical technology systems is to continue this expansion of knowledge. Health sciences knowledge and technology are put to use ...
... increasing number of the latter group of health care professionals is receiving at least a portion of their incomes under a “capitation” payment system (see chapter 6). In the past, U.S. health care facilities for the most part operated ...
... increase in the incidence of tuberculosis related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), although a serious ... increasing amount of the decision-making authority over how health care system resources are used and spent. This led ...
... increasing from 32% of patient care hours in 2000 to 39% in 2020 (Bureau of Health Professions, 2003). Health care expenditures are also expected to increase because of the growing elderly population, putting greater pressures on ...
... increasing dominance of for-profit activities, are of recent origin—in particular, as Schiff and Young (2001, p. 401) put it, “the [modern] transformation of health care from a service into a business.” (See also Himmelstein ...
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