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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... Tables 1, 57). Secondary and Tertiary Care Secondary care (the most difficult level to define) includes services that are available in both community hospitals and physicians' offices. Ideally, they are arranged through referral or ...
... Table 118) has been this characteristic of independent physician decision making in resource allocation. With the advent of managed care (see chapter 8), that pattern began to change (Dudley & Luft, 2001; Kassirer, 1995). Traditionally ...
... Table 2). Many characteristics of the U.S. population differentiate us from other industrialized countries with more homogenous populations, and these characteristics in turn contribute to shaping our health care system. Unlike our peer ...
... Table 104). More than 41% of them worked in hospitals, 13% in nursing and personal care facilities, and more than 14% in physicians' offices. Since 1970, as the number of hospitals has shrunk, there has been a gradual decline in the ...
... Table 106). About 24% of the active MDs received their medical training outside the United States and Canada. That is quite a remarkable percentage considering the size of and the ongoing investment in the U.S. medical education system ...
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