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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Organization of Health Care Services The components of a health care system are organized into health services programs. The forms and proportionate role of each program differ among national systems. In the United States, ...
Enterprises in isolated locations, such as rural railroad junctions or lumber mills, may operate comprehensive medical care programs. Industrial firms are obligated by law to protect workers from accidents and occupational diseases, ...
Care of Special Populations and Disorders In all health care systems there are special programs providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care for certain population subgroups that are defined by age, gender, or occupation, ...
The problem is that, with a few exceptions, hospitals are not used to mounting coordinated programs, but rather to delivering individual services, each component putting in its piece more or less as it judges to be best, and hoping that ...
Evaluation Program evaluation technique is highly developed in the United States (Horn, 1997, 2002; Institute of Medicine, 2000; Rossi & Freeman, 1993). A good deal of academic program evaluation is carried out.
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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