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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... called international medical graduates (both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have attended non-U.S. medical schools) to U.S. residency programs, especially those in hospitals situated in those same underserved areas. Slightly ...
... called “private practice.” Traditionally, the private practitioner contracts directly with patients (although almost never in writing) to provide a set of services (usually not spelled out in any detail). In return, the practitioner is ...
... called “general practitioners,” see patients almost exclusively on an ambulatory basis. The specialists, although seeing patients on both an ambulatory and inpatient basis, are virtually the only ones who handle hospitalized patients ...
... called the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This agency is comprised of representatives from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and their Canadian counterparts ...
... called the Relative Value Unit (RVU). It is a component of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, which measures physicians' work based on their skill level and amount of time needed to perform a certain task. The RVU is used to ...
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