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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... problems. For example, consider an administrative/management problem with which hospitals around the country are wrestling. Its resolution will require major changes in the way hospitals are structured. Those structural changes will in ...
... problems have developed or serious defects in quality have been encountered. There is also regulation in the public health sector, for example, in response to the undertaking by a corporate entity of an activity that threatens the ...
... problems. Some observers consider the situation a crisis. “Sudden worsening” is part of the definition of crisis, however, and most of the observed problems have been around for a long time. Thus, it can be fairly stated that the health ...
... problems, many of which are long-standing, but some of which, especially the increasing dominance of for-profit activities, are of recent origin—in particular, as Schiff and Young (2001, p. 401) put it, “the [modern] transformation of ...
... problem of providing satisfactory medical service to all the people of the United States at costs which they can meet is a pressing one. At the present time, many persons do not receive service which is adequate either in quantity or ...
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