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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... major features in the context of those of the health care systems of the other major industrialized countries. In the United States, there is no one central “trunk” of the “tree” mentioned earlier, but multiple ones. For the United ...
... major change in the locus of control over medical practice did take place, as a significant portion of it moved to the managed care companies. (The health care workforce is covered in chapter 2, and managed care in chapter 8.) Health ...
... major category of health commodity is pharmaceuticals (see Strongin, 2002). These elements, as important as they are, are not covered in any detail in this book. The Production of Health Care Workforce and Knowledge The scientific basis ...
... major payers in the private insurance sector are Blue Cross/Blue Shield (in most instances to date not-for-profit, although some of them are converting to for-profit status; Stocker, 1997; Thorpe & Knickman, 2002, p. 54) and the ...
... major types of health services program sectors: the principal governmental health authorities, other agencies of government with health care functions, the private health care sector, non–health care commercial enterprises with health ...
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