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.
... called voluntary); and private, for-profit (also called investor-owned or proprietary). There are four functional categories: general, special, rehabilitation and chronic disease, and psychiatric (Health Forum/ American Hospital ...
... called the “delivery of health services.” These services are usually further categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary. Primary Care In functional terms, primary care is the care that most people need most of the time for most of ...
... 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 Future of the U.S. Health Care System History of Change.
... 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. These calls for change have set the stage for our present ...
... called “nurse practitioners” or “advanced practice nurses” (see later discussion), can work independently. Other types of health care providers working on the orders and under at least the general supervision of physicians include ...
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