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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... functions; and (2) cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and related cost-utility analysis. At the macro level, efficiency analysis is based on comparisons of the performance of health care systems (Aday et al., 2004). On many studies of ...
... functions (Bodenheimer, Lo, & Casalino, 1999; Shortell, Waters, Clarke, & Budetti, 1998). One is to provide most of the health care that his or her patients need most of the time and coordinate the rest as a “gatekeeper” for what is ...
... function that is still engaged in. Trying to forecast how many and what types of physicians are needed to meet the health care needs of the U.S. population as it grows and ages over the next several decades is a complex process. One ...
... function in Western health care institutions since these institutions first developed in Europe during the first millennium C.E. The development of the modern nursing profession is customarily dated to 1854, when the English nurse ...
... function, or to achieve a dignified death;...the provision of health counseling and education; the establishment of standards of practice for nursing care in all settings, including the development of nursing policies, procedures, and ...
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