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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There are three principal types of ownership: government (federal, state, and local); private, not-for-profit (also called voluntary); and private, for-profit (also called investor-owned or proprietary). There are four functional ...
(community health services).2 To distinguish the personal from other parts of the system, what happens in the former is customarily called the “delivery of health services.” These services are usually further categorized as primary, ...
The United States has the economic resources, the organizing ability, and the technical experience to solve this problem. Reports have been issued ever since; changes have been called 24 An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System ...
Reports have been issued ever since; changes have been called for, and some have been made—for example, the enactment of the Medicare and Medicaid legislation to insure health care for older Americans and those without means.
For the most part, nurses work on the orders of physicians, although in certain circumstances, in certain states, some nurses, called “nurse practitioners” or “advanced practice nurses” (see later discussion), can work independently.
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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